Skill Space: Web-based employability skills builder

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Skill Space: Web-based employability skills builder

25 Mar 2022
Tech in Action (South)
Futures , Skills , Innovation
Preparing learners for industry placement is a high priority for the FE sector, particularly with the expansion of T level delivery. But how can we ensure learners develop the essential workplace skills and behaviours they need to make the most of the placement opportunities? In this presentation we will share how Middlesbrough College, working in partnership with Discover eLearning and local employers, designed the 'Skill Space' web app to enable learners to showcase their skills through social media channels. By completing a series of phased surveys, and self-generated Improvement Plans, learners effectively highlight how their skills develop over time, and demonstrate to employers that they are 'employment ready!' Designed as part of a College Collaboration Fund (CCF) project, the presentation will practically explore how the college developed the 'Skill Space' web app by directly engaging local employers and learners with curriculum design and delivery.
Speakers
Chris Hodgson, Managing Director - Discover eLearning Ltd
Gordon Duffy-McGhie, Director Teaching and Learning - Middlesbrough College

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