PROMOTING EMPLOYABILITY AND FUTURE JOBS AT CALDERDALE COLLEGE26th March 2018
Calderdale College has recently hosted its annual Employability Week to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs market.
Running from 19th March to the 24th March, the week included a range of industry talks and visits from local employers promoting employability and providing information about future jobs to students.
With ‘employability skills’ being vital for every young person, the college ensures its students develop valuable skills and attributes to make them employment ready upon completion of their course.
Special guests included:
- Louise Phillips from Dogs Trust Alex Shaw, Manchester Chefof the Year
- Emma Randells & Neil Gakhol from Totspot Nursery
- Elainah Jackson from Harrington’s
- Scott Murreel, Professional Rugby Player
- Yorkshire Timber
Students also took part in the ‘Future Jobs’ event, supported by C&K careers and hosted by Leeds City Region. The event focused on four key themes; labour market intelligence, employer expectations, apprenticeships, self-employment and entrepreneurship which are all highly beneficial to students’ understanding of the employment world.
Joel Robinson from C&K Careers said, “Quite often, young people aren’t always aware of the good things they are already doing to increase their employability potential. This programme increases self-awareness, confidence and positivity.”
In the College’s most recent Ofsted report it was highlighted that students develop good practical skills and many take advantage of well-planned work placements that prepare them for employment. Consequently, a high proportion of students and apprentices progress to further studies, apprenticeships or employment related to their programme.
Take a look at the full schedule of events here.