Articles from Career Colleges Trust

The hospitality industry opens its doors to attract new talent

Top hospitality employers are joining forces to highlight the many exciting career options available in this rapidly expanding industry.

Excellence in Project-Based Learning

If preparation is everything, then young learners at Career College North East are destined to go into the world of work forearmed and forewarned.

The increasing importance of ‘super’ employer engagement

Developing strong links with employers is a key priority for most FE colleges.

Aligning the National Curriculum to career success #NCW2019

With both National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week putting careers in the spotlight, it’s a great time to reflect on exactly what is being done to help the next generation into fulfilling careers.

Getting the right relationship between employers, colleges and students

I was delighted to take over as Chair of the Career Colleges Trust in June and it has been a busy few months.

Principal of South Tyneside College responds to new Progress 8 attainment measure

The principal of South Tyneside College is leading a charge for urgent change to a new national system of measuring student attainment, branding it “unfair and distorting”.

CAREER COLLEGE STUDENTS TACKLE YOUTH VIOLENCE IN THE CLOUD

78 students from four Digital Career Colleges around the country are undertaking an 8-week digital challenge set by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help address youth violence and tackle knife crime.

Are our teachers, trainers and assessors able to keep up with their students?

A recent article in  Edtech Review looks at how 14 to 30 year olds are using social media platforms and whether they are appropriate for use in education.   This is an interesting question and one the Career Colleges Trust has reviewed, based on research conducted by Coralesce and commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation.  Research across 40 institutions representing 25,000 practitioners, identified that 70% of practitioners felt their digital literacy skills were insufficient.  

Scotland’s first Career College to take construction training to the next level

The Career Colleges Trust has approved City of Glasgow College to launch the first Career College in Scotland sponsored by family-owned building and civil engineering contractor, Sir Robert McAlpine. 

Career College student wins top #apprenticeship with Amazon Web Services

A 17-year-old Career College student has had his hard work rewarded with a lucrative apprenticeship offer from digital giant AWS.

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