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Specific objectives help to improve young people’s career horizons and partnership working between CIAG staff and stakeholders such as employers, educators, training providers and other agencies can help to mainstream equalities practice.
Emma Bolger is an Equality Adviser in the National Training Programmes team at Skills Development Scotland (SDS). At this event, Emma will explain why SDS is creating new models to improve equality of access to Modern Apprenticeships and present example activity being undertaken to address bias in career choice. This will be followed by a Q&A looking at how practitioners can embed equality in their practice, overcome challenges and barriers and find further examples of good practice.
The internet is significantly impacting on the way the employment market is accessed. This requires young people and adults to develop and utilise digital skills and competencies, including social media, to learn about/apply for training and job opportunities and to manage their career. To facilitate this careers professionals need to fully understand the nature of social media within career guidance and to develop their own knowledge of how to enhance a personal brand through social media. This lively interactive ‘early evening CPD session’ has been designed to help career professionals experience how social media can play an essential part in a relevant and up-to date career education and guidance programme.
"Exploring our professional status as career practitioners through professional identity and professional development" (Cambridge) - This latest Cutting Edge event will encourage career practitioners to think about what it means to be a “Professional” exploring different aspects of professional identity, professional development, confidence and capability. Presenters include: John Gough; Dr Lyn Barham; Rosemary McLean and Dr Janet Sheath.
The majority of medical schools interview as part of the application process. The structure of the interview varies considerably from one medical school to another. Interviews are becoming increasingly structured and objective with applicants assessed according to specific criteria. All this makes preparation for interview all the more important. This webinar will provide information and advice on how to support students as they prepare for medical school interviews. The Medic Portal was founded by practicing doctors in 2013 and has become the #1 community and training provider for everyone who wants a career in medicine — and those that advise them.
Managers in the career development sector require excellent knowledge management skills and a good understanding of how to successfully share information across teams where some staff could work remotely and/or part-time. With often limited staffing resources, some training or information gathering meetings can only been attended by one or two members of the team. It is important for a manager to be confident about what information is shared, what is incorporated into other organisational procedures and what should be protected (if appropriate) as intellectual property from unauthorised use.
John Lees, author of a wide range of careers books including the best-selling How To Get A Job You Love, offers a workshop which covers two major themes – managing resilience and building confidence – key elements in helping our clients navigate the chaotic world of work.
The workshop builds on several of John’s recent books including Just The Job! (2013), Secrets of Resilient People (2014), The Success Code (2016)¸as well as exercises and approaches featured in How To Get A Job You Love.
This interactive workshop offers a range of insights into positive psychology, practical strategies to protect and cultivate resilience, and coaching strategies aimed to help quieter clients learn to talk about themselves and make an impact.
The workshop will form a basis to help participants deliver more effective career coaching programmes. The workshop is practical in focus, providing valuable underpinning skills and knowledge and an introduction to a range of unique tools and approaches.
LMI has never been more important for careers professionals. The labour market is in a constant state of change and this has implications for career choices and pathways both for young people entering the labour market and for adults seeking to change direction. It is essential that all those working in the career development sector keep up-to-date with what is happening in the labour market in order to deliver informed and realistic careers education and guidance. (Updated programme includes new sessions.)
This one-day course will enable career teachers and career advisers working in schools and colleges to gain an excellent understanding of the key components involved in constructing, managing and delivering a careers programme for learners. Participants will review their current provision against career theory, statutory duties and Oftsed requirements. They will also make plans for developing their career programme.
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