Daresbury-based, Drupal specialist Ixis teamed up with leading education organisation, TSL Education to develop TES Growing Ambitions, a not-for-profit website to support teachers helping young people discover the right career path.
In 2011, UK youth unemployment was at a record high, with one in five young people not in employment, education or training. At a time when the delivery of careers advice was changing to respond to this, Growing Ambitions provides a dedicated portal for teachers to access diverse multimedia teaching resources absolutely free of charge, as well as being able to share best practice with the professional careers community.
Ixis was tasked to develop the Growing Ambitions website from scratch and take it from a standing start to a fully functioning website enabling teachers to download materials and partners to upload materials.
How this was achieved?
Ixis was briefed to create a website which would help deliver the above objectives and support the teaching profession to ensure young people have access to quality Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) as part of their careers learning.
As part of this brief, Ixis was asked to develop a range of functionality including an A-Z job search, multimedia resource platform, news and Q&A. Ixis developed a Drupal based Content Management System to support the integration of media content and enable teachers to search for the right information for their students.