ProEd Plus is certified to host Kudos careers software, which alongside a program of careers workshops, offers students the chance to explore the world of work and further education. The workshops along with the Kudos program help students to build up a portfolio of work-ready skills, create resumes and investigate career and study options. Each student will receive a personal Kudos account so that their own investigations can be continued outside the classroom.
The Duke of Edinburgh\’s International Youth Award
The IYA is the world\’s most prestigious youth award, recognised by education establishments and business worldwide. Many Universities, including in Australia and the UK, offer Credits for the Gold IYA Award. The International Award enables young people to learn practical and social skills that are valuable to their life and career development. The Award encourages young people to design their own programme of activities, set their own goals and challenge themselves to achieve their aims.
How do students complete the IYA programme?
Young people 14 – 24 years old achieve the International Youth Award through individual activities for an hour each week for a set period of time, in the areas of Service, Skills and Physical Recreation. The Award is flexible and students can choose what activities to complete and when, with ongoing coaching and mentoring from the ProEd Plus Trainer at weekly drop-in sessions. ProEd Plus also provides outreach support to students undertaking activities in the community, such as sports and volunteering. Students can join the scheme at 3 Award levels depending on their age: –
- 14 : 16 yrs – Bronze / Silver Award (6 months / 12 months)
- 16 + : Gold Award (18 months)
ProEd will organise a final residential trip* for participants to complete the IYA Award, staying away for at least two nights and completing an adventurous activity, such as hiking, camping or water sports. ProEd will also organise a final Awards Presentation Day for students and parents to learn about and recognise young people’s achievements.
*ProEd is an accredited Award Center and fully registered to deliver the International Youth Award to young people in Indonesia.