Tag: post-16 learning

Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

In yesterday’s November Budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the government will invest an extra £20 million to help colleges to prepare for the introduction of the new vocational T-levels. This comes on top of the £50 million that was announced in July, which will be available from April next year (2018) to help … Continue reading Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

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

STEM Role Models – Britain HAS Got Talented Female Engineers

A STEM-focussed report has been published, providing a positive viewpoint of female engineers and offering support for the female uptake of STEM subjects. This challenges the recent wave of negative STEM reports, which have tended to focus on the fact that young women aren’t choosing to study science and engineering. This report states why women … Continue reading STEM Role Models – Britain HAS Got Talented Female Engineers

The transition from education to employment

A report called ‘Education to Employment: Designing a System that Works’ by McKinsey and Company explores the transition for young people from school into sustainable employment. The report also questions why there is such a gap between what employers want and the skills students leave school with. “There are high levels of youth unemployment and … Continue reading The transition from education to employment

Teachers are concerned about the quality of careers advice

The TES (Times Educational Supplement) has reported how almost two thirds of teachers are concerned about the standard of careers advice on offer in schools. The research, undertaken by Pearson Think Tank, reports that out of 700 schools, sixth-forms and FE colleges, 63% said they worried ‘a lot’ or ‘sometimes’ about careers guidance and a … Continue reading Teachers are concerned about the quality of careers advice

Barriers to education, employment and training for young people in rural areas

There is a nationwide problem of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET). The number of NEET teenagers has increased due to the economic climate, but is this problem proportional in urban and rural areas? The Commission for Rural Communities (CRC) has produced a report: ‘Barriers to education, employment and training for young … Continue reading Barriers to education, employment and training for young people in rural areas

National Careers Week – involving parents in career planning

It's the final day of National Careers Week. Today, we look at how parents and carers can help to support young people's career decisions. Career decisions – top tips for parents and carers At CASCAiD, we are regularly contacted by parents and carers about how they can support their child with planning their career. Young … Continue reading National Careers Week – involving parents in career planning

Sustainable Employment through Skills

Yesterday, I attended the Sustainable Employment through Skills conference organised by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion. The event aimed to bring together providers from the Work Programme and skills providers from the private sector and colleges, to explore the role of skills in helping unemployed … Continue reading Sustainable Employment through Skills

Connexions Northumberland Event

Yesterday, I exhibited for CASCAID at a careers guidance event hosted by Connexions Northumberland.  Held at Dissington Hall, the event attracted around 40 delegates.  While my main job was to help delegates by providing product demonstrations and answering questions at the CASCAiD stand, I was also able to attend a number of the seminars.   Delivering … Continue reading Connexions Northumberland Event