Government’s recent white paper, Skills for jobs: lifelong learning for opportunity and growth, sets out an ambition for College Business Centres to work with employers to drive innovation and productivity.
An independent evaluation of the Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance Pilot has been released. The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) played a central role in the Pilot and Skills Director Michelle Rainbow reflects on this and how even after the Pilot was completed, the Benchmarks have remained at the heart of the North East Ambition programme.
New report shows improving career guidance in schools and colleges leads to better student outcomes and attitudes, and raises aspirations
Improving career guidance in secondary schools and colleges can lead to better student outcomes, while also raising aspirations and increasing engagement with education, according to the final evaluation of a four year pilot.
Today (Friday 5 February) @GatsbyEd has published 'On- and Off-The-Job Training in Apprenticeships in England' which draws together research by both Michaela Brockmann & Ian Laurie @UniSouthampton and Rob Smith & Vanessa Cui at Birmingham City University (@MyBCU) who separately conclude that the attitude and engagement of employers towards both on- and off-the-job training is one of the most critical factors in whether an apprenticeship is of high-quality.