During the first week of March 2015 I’ll be celebrating a year since the launch of Employability What? and what a year it has been. What’s more exciting though is that I’ll be doing so during the amazing National Careers Week (NCW) which I’m incredibly proud to represent as a Regional Ambassador for 2015.
Last years events throughout the country were fantastic with over 1,700 schools, academies and colleges and over 1.5million students involved. Students were able to take part in careers fairs, business visits, taster days, workshops and a whole host of other activities all with the aim of getting a greater insight into the vast array of careers available and equipping them with the knowledge they need to make informed choices about getting on to that first step of the careers ladder.
I’m a firm believer that CEIAG goes hand in hand with developing employability skills. Its vital that not only do young people understand the opportunities available to them but they also understand those softer skills that are needed to allow them to succeed on their chosen path.
The NCW2014 Regional Ambassadors were fantastic spokespeople for the cause and encouraged a great many to get involved in their areas. I’ll be doing exactly that ready for the 2015 event which takes place from the 2nd to the 6th of March. I’ll be promoting NCW2015 across the Yorkshire & Humber region and would love to hear from anyone who will be putting on their own events for students, anyone who would like a little help with their events and anyone who might be interested in supporting one of the larger events I’m looking to put on as part of the week.
For more information about NCW2015 visit www.nationalcareersweek.com and be sure sign up and to follow them on Twitter for regular updates, event suggestions and free resources.
Here’s to NCW2015 and supporting our young people with great careers and employability advice.