Educate is a free Merseyside magazine specialising in local education news and issues. Printed three times a year, the publication is distributed via schools, supermarkets, libraries and other public outlets. With 70,000 printed for each edition, the magazine is widely read by teachers, pupils and parents.
The Educate Plus section in the magazine focuses on training. GMLPF sponsored this section to create a platform for its members to communicate with pupils and parents. This is one strand of GMLPF’s overall strategy to improve awareness of Apprenticeships in schools.
The GMLPF-sponsored Educate Plus section consists of features on:
- Features & benefits of Apprenticeships
- Supporting apprentices with learning difficulties & disabilities
- Apprenticeships as a route to university
- School & learning provider partnerships
- Merseyside Hairdressing Forum
- Key To Apprenticeships
- Local Apprenticeship case studies
Several GMLPF members took adverts in the section to maximise their exposure. There will be further opportunities to get involved in the next two editions of Educate (May & September).