Students at the Basingstoke College of Technology are getting ready to knuckle down. The College has recently included Career Coach (under the name Careers Coach) in their online resources, and so far, the results have been positive.
Since its launch earlier this term, BCoT’s new online tool, Careers Coach, has been well received by everyone.
Careers Coach enables a student to link their choice of career to a BCoT course and view their progression route. Likewise, if a student knows what course they would like to study, or is already enrolled at BCoT, they can see what possible career prospects are available to them.
Learners are able to view predicted earnings on Careers Coach, both at entry level and through career progression. They can also see the number of people employed in a particular career by region. Another great advantage of Careers Coach is the CV builder function which uses key information inputted by a student to create a CV.
The new tool has been really well received by BCoT students. First year Level 3 Health and Social Care student, Jade Nice said: ‘It has really opened my eyes to the many career opportunities that are available to me once I complete my course at BCoT and gain my qualifications. It makes everything seem more real, and has given me the determination to really knuckle down and succeed – especially when I see how much I could potentially earn!”
Careers Staff at local secondary schools have also been given demonstrations so they view first-hand the advantages of the tool and pass this onto their pupils. Year 11 tutors at Everest Community Academy have shown Careers Coach to their pupils and were delighted with how well received it was. One tutor said ‘It was great to make our students aware of the opportunities available once they leave school and where further education at BCoT can take them.’
EMSI is thrilled to be able to benefit BCoT students in this way. The best thing about Careers Coach (or Career Coach, as we call it) is its ability to offer immediate solutions for soon-to-be graduates. It is important to job-seekers to be well-informed about the labour market, but it is more important for them to actually find jobs when they graduate. Careers Coach helps them do just that.
This article is taken from the Basingstoke Gazette’s BCoT page. You can read the original article on the BCoT website here.
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