A group of autistic students met entrepreneurs from Oxfordshire to help plan for their futures.
Two Oxfordshire-based entrepreneurs and the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership joined forces earlier this month to host the workshop at LVS Oxford.
The session allowed students on the autism spectrum to consider different career options and map out how to acquire the additional knowledge and skills needed to achieve their long-term goals.
OxLep’s skills and enterprise adviser Susan Ledgard-Hoile said: “It was a real pleasure to work with the students at LVS Oxford. They were very engaged, asking intelligent, challenging questions, and demonstrated a real interest in the subjects.”
Mark Calkin, technical director of Oxford-based Emerald Cube talked through projects his company had undertaken to take the internet to difficult environments.
Locally-based fashion designer and shop owner Julia Cook revealed she didn’t do well academically but was always creative and determined to start her own businesses.