Blueprint Focus: Employability 1.College agenda, major focus 2.Strength of Student Services team 3.Future career and personal developmental framework
Blueprint: Action plan Aim Measure the impact of Employability provision across 2 curriculum areas Objectives 1.Introduce a cross curricular cohesive employability model 2.Update & review use of careers information 3.Use competencies to embed employability
► Employability Audits (Sport and Business academies) ► Employability workshops ► Develop career resources Blueprint: Main Activities
► Links with employers ► Both curriculum areas offering BTEC certificate in employability skills ► Employer visits ► Work experience module ► Guest speakers ► Work placements ► Access employability centre Blueprint: Audit Findings
Blueprint: Employability workshops ► Designed & delivered 24 workshops ► Innovative ► Increased use of technology ► Workbooks ► Team work
Blueprint: Resources Technology ► U-Explore U-Explore ► Youtube Youtube ► Windmills Windmills ► Morrisby Morrisby Paper Based ► Student workbooks for employability workshops ► Blueprint Evaluation form ► Blueprint Mapping form
Student Services Personal Management Learning/ work Exploration Career Building Careers √√√ Enrichment √√√ Welfare √ Blended learning √ Work Placement team √√√ Student Union √√√ Blueprint: Competency Mapping
Blueprint: Outcomes Opportunities ► Increased staff development & motivation ► Developed relationships with professional networks ► Raised profile of Student Services across college ► More collaborative approach to student employability ► Increasing demand for career support Challenges ► Organisation restructuring ► Academic calendar ► Staff and student perception of career guidance ► Workload increase ► Budget for resources
1. Flexible framework which is adaptable and suitable for students, all ages in FE 2. Modern, holistic and transparent 3. Regarded as “interesting” by staff and students 4. Underpins and builds upon career development theory 5. Supports employability and entrepreneurship 6. Develop student financial awareness 7. Supportive aid for raising standard of IAG 8. Staff development tool Blueprint: Overall Perceptions
► Introduce Blueprint for Careers across 6 academies ► Psychometric - Morrisby testing for students ► Virtual career/employer fair ► Reward students with Employability (Blueprint for Careers) Awards ► Develop international links (research) Blueprint: Summary (what next)?
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