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Putting the Careers Strategy into practice

Article in FE News 19th December 2017 – https://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/15631-putting-the-careers-strategy-into-practice Every ‘long-awaited’ strategy from the Government comes with much expectation from the sector it affects. This is most certainly the case with the Careers Strategy, published last week. Careers education has long been criticised by employers, parents, universities and even schools themselves – so action to improve … Continue reading Putting the Careers Strategy into practice

Students to provide digital solution for charity

Career College students working with cloud provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support Sport Relief 2018 Students from four Career Colleges are being given the exciting opportunity to work on a live digital project in support of Comic Relief’s Sport Relief 2018 campaign. The initiative is being run with AWS, the cloud computing part of … Continue reading Students to provide digital solution for charity

Justine Greening calls for 'army of skilled young people'

Businesses in England are being urged by the government to create a post-Bexit “army of skilled young people”. Education Secretary Justine Greening is set to call for firms to back the government’s attempts to overhaul technical training for teenagers. From next April, £50m is being made available to fund work placements and £15m to help … Continue reading Justine Greening calls for 'army of skilled young people'

CAREER COLLEGES TRUST CELEBRATES ITS THIRD YEAR

The Career Colleges Trust held its third Annual Conference yesterday, celebrating the growth and success of its network. 20 Career Colleges will be open around the country by the end of this year, specialising in six growth industries: digital, engineering, hospitality, healthcare, construction and professional services. The theme of this year’s conference was Building Skills … Continue reading CAREER COLLEGES TRUST CELEBRATES ITS THIRD YEAR

Mark and Roger Dawe: Big guns who see eye to eye on FE's future

Having spent their careers in leading roles within the further education sector, this father and son discuss policy change and the secrets of harmony. When Mark Dawe was head of corporate services at Canterbury College in 1996, he was none too pleased to get a letter from the government ending the glorious years of ever-increasing … Continue reading Mark and Roger Dawe: Big guns who see eye to eye on FE's future

APPRENTICESHIPS MINISTER VISITS LONDON’S FIRST HOSPITALITY CAREER COLLEGE

London South East Colleges’ showcased its pioneering Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College today, hosting a visit for the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP. The Minister was taken on a tour of the Career College to see the facilities and talk to students about their experiences. Afternoon … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS MINISTER VISITS LONDON’S FIRST HOSPITALITY CAREER COLLEGE

FE Week | Encouraging more girls to set foot in the digital world

Julia Von Klonowski looks at how girls could be encouraged into a broader range of digital-related careers.   Education, at its best, should allow everyone to have independence of decision, fulfilment and equality. It should enable entrepreneurship, leadership and life balance whatever your gender. Much has been written about the difference between women and mens’ … Continue reading FE Week | Encouraging more girls to set foot in the digital world

baytvliverpool.com | Ernst gets creative with L20 Hotel School Students

South African born chef Ernst Van Zyl was the latest industry pioneer to excite students at Hugh Baird College’s L20 Hotel School last night when he played guest chef for the evening. Ernst owns, runs and cooks at The Lord Clyde in Kerridge, the only pub in Cheshire to hold three AA rosettes and one … Continue reading baytvliverpool.com | Ernst gets creative with L20 Hotel School Students

The Independent | RAF careers: Pioneering college offers teenagers chance to train for Royal Air Force jobs

by Richard Garner Teenagers will be offered the opportunity to train to work in the RAF at a pioneering college to be opened in September. The Air and Defence Career College in Lincoln will be the first of its kind – at first offering 16 to 18-years the chance to train for a range of … Continue reading The Independent | RAF careers: Pioneering college offers teenagers chance to train for Royal Air Force jobs

FE Week | Time to get proactive in order to promote vocational training

Luke Johnson says colleges should be more proactive about publicising the benefits of vocational training to their communities, with help from employers. Time and time again employers like myself will tell you that young people just aren’t equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the world of work. Whether it’s their lack of … Continue reading FE Week | Time to get proactive in order to promote vocational training