Careers Advisors networking lunch
Last week we welcomed careers advisors from local schools and organisations to attend a networking lunch, with the opportunity to find out more about the Eastleigh College.
Representatives from Crestwood College, Hampshire County Council and many more joined us for a delicious two-course lunch in our East Avenue restaurant, cooked and served by our Hospitality and Catering students, followed by a tour of our facilities including our brand new Hair, Beauty and Arts Centre.
We discussed how the future employment marketplace may change due to skills gaps and an increased retirement age, and what we’re doing with local and national employers to ensure our students are prepared for the future, in addition to how we can help students to make the right decision for them first-time; whether that be to study a technical and professional course, choose an Apprenticeship or study A-levels.
With Apprenticeships in particular, our Apprenticeship Experts team is keen to ensure as many employers as possible understand the implications of the new Government Apprenticeship Levy, and the potential opportunities this can open up for young people.
Some of our current students were also brave enough to take to the stage and talk about their experience at the College, what they like about their course and their plans for the future, which helps careers advisors to better understand the journey from school to college through the students’ eyes.
If you missed this year’s event, don’t worry! We will be hosting a similar event next June, so if you’re interested in taking part please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
Eastleigh College Confirms COVID-19 Cases
At midday on Thursday 19 November we were made aware of eight confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst College learners. Based on the information supplied in seven of these cases there has been possible transmission linked to attendance at the College. In addition two staff members are required to self-isolate whilst seeking tests. Through our seating and group plans we have been able to quickly identify any learner(s) who were in proximity to the affected learners and all identified learners have been contacted in advance of this information being posted online and through social media. The College has also made contact with the parents, guardians or carers of these individuals where they are under 18, or under 25 and have an Education Health and Care Plan. Read more.
National recognition for careers and enterprise innovation
Eastleigh College has been commended by the Association of Colleges for the careers and progression support it provides to learners by being shortlisted for this year’s Beacon Awards. This recognition highlights the outstanding work of the college’s career and work readiness team, and other staff across the college who are dedicated to ensure learners are fully aware of the opportunities available to them.