Connect Spotlight Webinar – ‘Supporting learners through a whole college approach to careers’ - Shared screen with speaker view
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Harriet Hadley - AoC Events Team
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Looking forward to your questions!
Which type of careers are you referring to here?
Thanks for the question Carlene. We'll ask Emily.
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.
Do look out for our Governor Guidance for Colleges resource, due out soon.
Interesting questions Jonathan. We'll pick up on those in the Q&A.
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Governor Guidance sounds interesting Andrew, how will this be circulated to careers networks when it is published?
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.
Another good question Carlene. We'll pick that up in the Q&A too.
Strongly advocate separate college CL training not mixed with schools
Thanks @Catherine Sezen.
Is there any specific reason for that Jenny?
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...
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.
Issues are very different in colleges.e.g timetabling, access to students, size etc
When will the report be out officially?
Hi Nicky the report will be published via our website tomorrow.
Is there a timescale for when ITPs offering post 16 education may be able to benefit from Careers Hubs and Enterprise Advisers/Coordinators?
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.
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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.
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.
which systems do you use to record a learners careers journey ?
Thanks Julia, we will certainly ask that question
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.
Any further questions for Dario and Fran?
Sounds fantastic. Thank you for sharing
Thank you - I ask in every forum too!
What workforce development plan did you have to transition your college to a careers not courses approach and who was responsible for that?
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?
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.
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.
Thanks Alison - we note the challenges with multiple and sometimes bespoke MIS systems!
Do look out for our Connect publication, due out on the 1st July and themed around a whole college approach to careers.
totally agree - creating demand in young people is key. that is why the school liason is critical too.
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.
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OK - will do - thank you
thank you for today, it's been really helpful to hear from Emily, Fran and Dario. Sorry I have to leave now.
Thank you everyone, sorry I have to leave for a 4pm meeting
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.
thank you all for your engagement!
Excellent presentation from NESCOT college. Thank you very much.
Thanks all, and in particular for all who contributed to the research
Thank you - some useful information and look forward to the reports coming
Really helpful - many thanks
Really interesting, many thanks everyone!
Harriet Hadley - AoC Events Team
Thank you all
Sandra Van Meurs
Fantastic and inspiring. Thank you
Thank you very informative