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Connect Spotlight Webinar – ‘Supporting learners through a whole college approach to careers’ - Shared screen with speaker view
Catherine Sezen
18:00
Welcome everyone!
Jackie Hough
18:29
Will the slides be sent through to us please?
Harriet Hadley - AoC Events Team
18:49
Hi everyone, welcome to the Connect Spotlight Webinar. If you have any questions for the speakers, please write them in the chat
Harriet Hadley - AoC Events Team
19:32
Yes the slides will be emailed to all delegates
Jackie Hough
19:43
Thank you
Andrew Webster
22:24
Wanting to join the College Careers Community, then why not register today…please follow the link to complete a short registration form…https://www.bit.ly/connectcolleges
Sarah Gibson
23:13
I am here. Sarah Gibson
Catherine Sezen
23:24
Looking forward to your questions!
Carlene Cornish
27:58
Which type of careers are you referring to here?
Catherine Sezen
28:35
Thanks for the question Carlene. We'll ask Emily.
Jonathan Kingsbury
31:50
Is there any data on the Careers Leader workforce by institution type, professional background, demographics etc? Is anyone aware if this has been collated? How do we know that the Careers Leader workforce is representative?Is there also information collated about procedures for recruitment/appointment and remuneration? I assume this varies between individual institutions based on their individual budgets and need. Lots of questions, but would be nice to have answers.
Andrew Webster
32:25
Do look out for our Governor Guidance for Colleges resource, due out soon.
Catherine Sezen
32:59
Interesting questions Jonathan. We'll pick up on those in the Q&A.
Andrew Webster
33:22
Registration for the online introduction to careers leadership modules closes on the 30 June. If you’ve not yet undertaken this informative overview of careers leadership in action, then please register today at https://careersleadertraining.careersandenterprise.co.uk/courses/course-v1:CEC+CEC001+2019_1/about
Helen Richardson-Hulme
34:11
Governor Guidance sounds interesting Andrew, how will this be circulated to careers networks when it is published?
Carlene Cornish
34:29
I know that your research has indicated that career education has been prioritised in most of these settings, however, to what extent did this service result in actual employment for which type of students and in which industry? I am asking this because, although a whole college approach is beneficial, links with broader systems such as the labour market is key though. Please explain? Thank you.
Catherine Sezen
35:11
Another good question Carlene. We'll pick that up in the Q&A too.
jenny north
36:12
Strongly advocate separate college CL training not mixed with schools
Carlene Cornish
36:46
Thanks @Catherine Sezen.
Catherine Sezen
36:47
Is there any specific reason for that Jenny?
Andrew Webster
37:26
Thanks Helen - we'll work closely with the AoC and our own extensive Network of localised teams, alongside our comms to the College Careers Community to support this. We hope to publish this before the end of summer term and are just looking at some Governor facing webinars to support the messaging in the new academic year...
Alison Cousens
38:59
I agree with Jenny - the college experience is very different for students - they are often only with us for20 months and necessarily progression focus is high on the agenda: this is different from a year 7-year 11 holistic experience which can build over a much longer period of time.
jenny north
39:20
Issues are very different in colleges.e.g timetabling, access to students, size etc
Nicky Henderson
39:59
When will the report be out officially?
Andrew Webster
40:41
Hi Nicky the report will be published via our website tomorrow.
Martin Smith
40:57
Is there a timescale for when ITPs offering post 16 education may be able to benefit from Careers Hubs and Enterprise Advisers/Coordinators?
Nicky Henderson
40:59
Thank Andrew
Andrew Webster
44:47
Thanks for your question Martin. On the back of our recent project with the sector we are working on resources and support to release over the course of this year. We hope to have specific Benchmark guidance, online training modules and a pilot approach to engagement with Careers Hubs in place over the next several months.
Catherine Sezen
49:04
Do remember to stay on mute while you are listening, thank you!
Emily Tanner
50:26
Jonathan, thanks for your question about workforce. We didn't cover this in the research as we had to keep the length and scope manageable but I agree it would be a good focus for future research. Important to know about diversity & representativeness.
Andrew Webster
50:28
As Cath said we're very keen to take any questions on the presentations - do please pop these in the chat as we have time to cover these later.
julia breakwell
54:40
which systems do you use to record a learners careers journey ?
Catherine Sezen
55:23
Thanks Julia, we will certainly ask that question
Alison Cousens
59:04
As a college, with over 60 different feeder schools, it is really challenging to know what each student's school career journey has been - is there any career journey logging tool which students can take with them individually - like an ongoing careers passport - which students take with them through entire education journey? Or any progress on being able to transfer data between institutions (like we do with some safeguarding tools?) I know our MIS system doesn't work with the Compass plus, unfortunately.
Catherine Sezen
59:10
Any further questions for Dario and Fran?
Charlotte Froome
59:43
Sounds fantastic. Thank you for sharing
Alison Cousens
01:02:37
Thank you - I ask in every forum too!
Martin Smith
01:02:37
What workforce development plan did you have to transition your college to a careers not courses approach and who was responsible for that?
Jessi Loftus
01:05:38
How do you work with employers? What works? Do you have employers linked to curriculum? How many EA's do you have and does that work well?
Andrew Webster
01:05:45
Alison - we're also undertaking some discovery activity around developments for Compass+ for post 16 providers and will keep sector colleagues informed as this work progresses. We completely understand the importance of the key transition information being shared.
Alison Cousens
01:07:41
Thanks Andrew -that sounds hopeful: it's really important that any system can work across MIS platforms - I don't know the technical details but we use UNIT-e and Compass Plus is apparently not compatible.
Andrew Webster
01:08:52
Thanks Alison - we note the challenges with multiple and sometimes bespoke MIS systems!
Andrew Webster
01:10:37
Do look out for our Connect publication, due out on the 1st July and themed around a whole college approach to careers.
julia breakwell
01:10:46
totally agree - creating demand in young people is key. that is why the school liason is critical too.
Jessi Loftus
01:10:50
Thank you.
Alison Cousens
01:10:55
Agree Andrew - I was just a bit surprised because UNIT-e is not bespoke but apparently quite common in post-16 sector (according to our MIS manager). It works with safeguarding transition software, for example.
Andrew Webster
01:11:43
do keep the conversation going...and please email any further questions to fes@careersandenterprise.co.uk
Alison Cousens
01:12:07
OK - will do - thank you
Cath Dutton
01:12:20
thank you for today, it's been really helpful to hear from Emily, Fran and Dario. Sorry I have to leave now.
Jackie Hough
01:12:39
Thank you everyone, sorry I have to leave for a 4pm meeting
Carlene Cornish
01:12:51
Thank you for hosting this event and providing the Case Study to detail ideas. Thanks for your presentation too Emily, I'm looking forward to reading the Rport when published.
Andrew Webster
01:13:31
thank you all for your engagement!
lisa mobbs
01:13:32
Excellent presentation from NESCOT college. Thank you very much.
Emily Tanner
01:13:33
Thanks all, and in particular for all who contributed to the research
julia breakwell
01:13:42
thank you
Fiona Henman
01:13:43
Thank you - some useful information and look forward to the reports coming
Katrina Johnson
01:13:47
Thank you
Alison Cousens
01:13:47
Really helpful - many thanks
HELEN Priest
01:13:48
Really interesting, many thanks everyone!
Harriet Hadley - AoC Events Team
01:13:48
Thank you all
Karen Dungey
01:13:48
thank you
Sandra Van Meurs
01:13:50
Thank you
Charlotte Froome
01:13:50
Fantastic and inspiring. Thank you
Alka Prinja
01:13:51
Thank you very informative
Martina Greeves
01:13:52
Thanks all