We believe that for learners to have the best Carers Education possible it is necessary to engage all the stakeholders in this process: Learners, Staff, Parents and Employers. This way, the advice and guidance our learners receive will be up-to-date, wide-ranging and accurate.
Therefore, it is important to provide information for all stakeholders.
Careers Displays in Classrooms
We have displays in classrooms explaining how each subject links to careers (GB4)
We do have a growing Careers Library in school that is used by learners and staff. It contains information on local colleges and training providers, fact sheets on jobs and different sectors, books explaining how subjects can lead on to careers, and lots more. In 2022 we are planning to start a drop in Careers Club for our learners.
Our learners all have access, on their iPads, to the Job Explorer Database (JED)
Careersoft’s Job Explorer Database (Jed) makes careers information understandable, interesting, and engaging. It has information on 856 jobs (over 2500 career titles) presented in a clear and lively way that learners of all abilities can understand. Parents can use their child's iPad to access JED too.
Careers education and guidance is interesting when it taps into the user's natural sense of curiosity. Jed has a 'get clicking' attitude with lots of pathways through the program, including over 340 high quality video case studies, pictures, quizzes, 'top tens', career facts of the day, and text. Jed's quizzes take minutes to do, not hours, so that users can get on with exploring careers and thinking about what will and won't suit them.
In Year 9, learners are taught how to use JED to investigate careers they are interested in. The resources for this are attached at the bottom of this page.
Resources and useful links
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The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.
Birmingham Careers Service provides careers guidance and support to young people aged up to 19 (up to 25 for those with additional needs). This link provides many useful fact sheets and publications that are useful to learners and parents.
Get the low-down on the world of work, with Bitesize Careers. A site to help you find out what jobs you may be suited to, with videos and profiles from young people.
Three different websites with so much great information on Apprenticeships and Traineeships for learners, parents and employers
This website has a wealth of great Careers information for you to use. If you’re a young person entering the world of work for the first time, the careers areas might be useful or the Job Seeking Skills section which will set you on the right track. The content and activities are designed to help you to identify your skills and strengths and confidently handle job seeking and the recruitment process.
Giving young people skills, careers support and tools to fulfil their potential
Have a look at the Skills and Careers Hub. It provides 14-24 year olds with free resources, advice and guidance. Designed with input from young people, the Skills and Careers Hub offers practical tools to support young people through education, transition into employment and beyond in a process of lifelong learning.
- Careers inspiration
- Skills development
- Peer to peer content
- Youth Friendly Employers
- Information on a range of topics including mental health and finances and signposting to expert organisations and support
Careers of the Future in the West Midlands
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