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1 Importance of Employability skills David Llewellyn Director of International Projects Tyro (Craven College)

2 Session Five Role of Education Providers Delivery Options Best Practice

3 Example Project - Beirut Added component to curriculum – soft skills - practically oriented Involved employers in: articulating needs providing work experience providing practical interview experience

4 SUCCESS? Mixed Student (and trainer) feedback Employers Employers and students linked Sustainable?

5 Evidence of success – Students Comments It has helped me to understand the world of work and help me to achieve my goals Thank you for everything – it is a valuable addition to the theory in our course I enjoyed learning new [training] skills which I can use in my work Thank you for this opportunity – it was tough but worthwhile …This program is very good for us, because it gives us information about the world of work, the responsibilities at work … …the theoretical education is not that sufficient thats why we need [practical experience of work] in our specialist area in order to gain more information and experience

6 Evidence of Success – Employers Personal development for the individual involved Appreciation of the skills / qualities of the students which were greater than expected Promotion of activity in other spheres, not only raising awareness of the project, but also incorporating features of the programme (eg mock interviews) in other activity outside the project. these are just the skills we need

7 Challenge … What can we do to overcome the challenges What will I do?

8 David Llewellyn Director of International Projects


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