UKCES (the UK Commission for Employment and Skills) have provided a fantastic report on equipping learners with the necessary skills for employment, following a recent large-scale survey of over 200 organisations. What did they learn?
Vocational Education Exchange Magazine August 2016
Employability and core skills – This month, we explore the many benefits of taking the time to develop learner’s core skills on the road to them leaving education fully equipped to enter the world of employment. Never underestimate the difference increased confidence can make! We also have some excellent, comprehensive resources for helping students develop those much needed employability skills.
‘Motivation to learn and immersion in ‘real life’ situations are both crucial elements in learning core skills.’ – Teeside University’s David Craddock explains the benefits of work based projects.
We have developed this guide to help you and other head teachers, vocational teachers and employers working across the Western Balkans find the best ways to work together towards further development of education.
To give learners the right skills to enter the workplace with confidence British Council and The University of Sheffield have teamed up to develop a new free online course. Find out How to Succeed in the Global Workplace.
Aimed directly at those working in the skills sector, this skills workshop has been designed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service to allow trainers to produce a full introductory module on developing employability skills.
Sino-British College has provided a highly relevant comprehensive toolkit for the development of employability skills through a series of bespoke career training courses.
This programme gives our learner the confidence they need to take their first steps in the working world.’ – Azam Muhammad describes St Patrick’s new partnership with Barclays bank and the benefits of access to their LifeSkills programme.
‘How can we make sure we are teaching the correct core skills to suit the employer?’ In this short video, John Mountford talks us through Association of Colleges’ approach to this and other questions.