Employability – does your son or daughter have the right skills?
It’s Employability Day today but are you wondering what all the fuss is about?
If you’re a parent wondering how your child will cope with the work environment once they leave school, this is for you.
Did you know that the government has set targets for all schools to improve the employability of pupils? They want schools to:
- Support learners to increase their awareness and understanding of the world of work
- Engage specific employers to increase industry awareness
- Improve aspiration through engagement with inspirational examples from the world of work
- Equip learners with the ability to identify relevant skills, achievements and experience and link them with employability
Adviza has a small team dedicated to work with schools across the Thames Valley to help make these things happen. In the past year they’ve talked to more than 200 schools, 140 employers and 50 other agencies.
They encourage schools to plan programmes of work including mock interviews, CV workshops, employer visits and employer led lessons. We also have individual careers advisers assigned to many of these schools who work with groups or individual students and we’ve created some fun activities for them to carry out to focus on employability.
Here’s a flavour of the kinds of things that students can do - Why not try them out with your son or daughter?
Check out our top ten list of employability skills. How good are you?
Here’s how to improve your commercial awareness! It’s one of the things employers value most.
Try our Resilience and Risk test: How Gritty are you?
Tell us what you think
Is your school working with local employers? Is your son or daughter being taught about what employers expect? We’d love to hear your views about the quality of provision at your school. Drop us a line.
If you would like more support for your son or daughter you can book a professional guidance session for them from just £49 an hour.
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