Colleges suggested as solution to vocational offer for all 14-16 year olds (FE Week)
A report by the Commission on Apprenticeships has called for an ‘Apprenticeship Guarantee’ in which all 14-16 year olds should be able to study a vocational subject, with colleges holding the key to providing that offer. FE Week takes up the story.
Commitment to Employability award for University of Kent (AGCAS)
Congratulations to the University of Kent Careers & Employability Service who recently won the award for Most Improved Commitment to Employability at the recent National Undergraduate Employability Awards. An article on the AGCAS website shares some of the initiatives they deliver which are driving forwards good practice.
Five myths keeping women out of science (Guardian Careers)
An interesting article in Guardian Careers takes a look at some of the myths that are currently keeping women out of STEM careers in the UK, and argues that the gender gap needs to be closed now if we are to generate the number of scientists and engineers that the economy requires.
UK is failing to address digital skills shortage (HR Magazine)
Meanwhile, a report from the Digital Skills Committee, released this month, has explored how the UK is currently failing to address its digital skills shortage. According to HR Magazine, studies have shown that by 2017 the UK will need 750,000 skilled digital workers or risk costing the economy as much as £2 billion annually.