Career College students showcase digital talent in employer-led project

A nine-week ‘live’ project set by Career Colleges with Amazon Web Services and Comic Relief for 60 students from four digital Career Colleges, has come to an exciting climax. The students had been challenged to develop a solution within the digital space to engage even more 16-24 year olds with Comic Relief and secure their … Continue reading Career College students showcase digital talent in employer-led project

The changing face of construction – Youth Summit showcases the sector’s career opportunities

Over 50 students from two London colleges today heard about the many exciting career opportunities available to them in the rapidly growing construction industry. The Built Environment Youth Summit brought together top employers and young people already working in the industry with the construction students from Havering College and London South East Colleges. Organised by … Continue reading The changing face of construction – Youth Summit showcases the sector’s career opportunities

Hugh Baird College’s L20 Hotel School scoops a trio of prestigious awards

The L20 Hotel School at Hugh Baird College and its L20 Restaurant are celebrating this week after receiving a host of prestigious awards including a coveted ‘Highly Commended’ from the AA College Rosettes scheme, a Gold Accreditation and Centre of Excellence Award from People 1st. The AA College Rosette Scheme, developed by People 1st and … Continue reading Hugh Baird College’s L20 Hotel School scoops a trio of prestigious awards

UK teenagers call for work experience to be made compulsory on the curriculum

83 per cent of UK teenagers would like work experience to be made a compulsory part of the school curriculum Over a third (37 per cent) have done no work experience at school Half (51 per cent) of young people surveyed by the Career Colleges Trust have proactively organised their own work experience Teenagers feel … Continue reading UK teenagers call for work experience to be made compulsory on the curriculum

Work Placement Pilots for T levels, in action- sharing experience from the Career College network- 19th March

What and why? With the first tranche of T levels in development and FE colleges being asked to confirm their commitment last week, the Trust believes it would be helpful to showcase insight from pioneers currently involved in the large-scale work experience pilots. We want to support DfE colleagues with practical recommendations coming out of … Continue reading Work Placement Pilots for T levels, in action- sharing experience from the Career College network- 19th March

Built Environment Youth Summit – 7th March

Why? Dispelling myths- highlighting career opportunities When MOST people think of the Built Environment or Construction, they think of building and physical materials (bricks, woodwork etc.). But the truth is that a lot of construction and modernisation of our built environment is about much wider vocations, great career opportunities, the need for a range of … Continue reading Built Environment Youth Summit – 7th March

Learning the art of fine dining

Students from London South East Colleges’ flagship Hospitality, Food and Enterprise Career College have been plunged into the deep end this term, undertaking ten days of intensive work experience at some of the capital’s most distinguished restaurants and eateries. In total, 43 students have been sent to work placements at over 30 reputable establishments including Harrods, Chop … Continue reading Learning the art of fine dining

Gateshead pupils become architects of their futures

School pupils have teamed up with Gateshead College and Newcastle-based property and construction consultancy firm, Turner & Townsend, to design an eco-friendly community building. The year 10 pupils, from Cardinal Hume Catholic School and Joseph Swan Academy in Gateshead, enjoyed a tour of Newcastle University’s Urban Science building this week to plan their designs and … Continue reading Gateshead pupils become architects of their futures

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