Tag: employability skills

National Careers Week – My first job

National Careers Week – My first job

To celebrate National Careers Week, we’ve asked members of the CASCAID team about their early experiences of work and how those experiences have influenced their careers. Yesterday, our Interim Chief Executive, Annette Wade, recalled some of her earlier work roles and how the skills she developed then have been used virtually every day throughout her … Continue reading National Careers Week – My first job

National Careers Week – My first job

Employers and industry bodies regularly highlight the importance of work readiness in young people and the fact that they find young recruits lacking in experience and awareness of workplace skills. But with the reduction in the number of young people engaging in work experience and/or having a “Saturday job” it is hardly surprising as they … Continue reading National Careers Week – My first job

National Careers Week- Future Jobs

National Careers Week provides the perfect opportunity for the whole school to promote careers to all students. Young people can start exploring future jobs and understanding the types of jobs that are now available in the ever changing work environment many people work in. With Kudos Key Stage 4 students can input their interests to generate … Continue reading National Careers Week- Future Jobs

National Careers Week- Life Skills

Life skills, the next theme in this year’s National Careers Week, is an important subject that is often ignored over qualification levels. It has been said numerous times in the media how there is a mismatch between young people’s skills and the needs of the employers, causing young people to be left unemployed and vacancies … Continue reading National Careers Week- Life Skills

National Careers Week – Digital Literacy

Becoming digitally literate is more and more important for an increasing number of careers. It is estimated that 90% of UK jobs require some level of IT competency. Therefore by not learning key digital skills you could be pushing yourself out of the already competitive race to gain sustainable employment. The government has introduced computing … Continue reading National Careers Week – Digital Literacy

An engaging day at The Skills Show 2013, NEC

  Last Friday, all of the staff from CASCAiD went on a journey to visit The Skills Show 2013 at the NEC in Birmingham. We wanted to see first-hand how young people were finding out about skills, training and careers. It was a very good show for interacting with young people and demonstrating the range … Continue reading An engaging day at The Skills Show 2013, NEC

Head teachers demand good quality work experience for all students

Our partners at ASDAN Education have published the findings of a new report looking at the importance of work experience. Good quality work experience is essential to education, according to the head teachers and business leaders of the Employment and Skills Forum (ESF). Their views are published in the ESF's latest report. 84% of those … Continue reading Head teachers demand good quality work experience for all students

The 14-19 Skills for Employability Conference

On Tuesday, I attended a very interesting conference at America Square in London.  The conference focused on the skills young people need to develop to become successful in the workplace.  The timing of the conference was very relevant, as the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has recently released a number of reports on this topic. There … Continue reading The 14-19 Skills for Employability Conference