The Solent Career Coach has proven itself once again.
After 2000 miles and almost 2200 visitors, the Career Coach was visited by Professor Les Ebdon of the Office For Fair Access to higher education. The story was covered on Southampton Solent University’s website and includes positive comments from Professor Ebdon:
“I was delighted to have been given a presentation on board Southampton Solent University’s innovative careers coach today”, he said. “I was particularly impressed by the way it was being used to reach out to schools and colleges, including primary schools, across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.”
The genius of the Career Coach isn’t the clever play on words or the novelty of a travelling careers advisor, but the reality of bringing information about labour market outcomes to the people who need it – namely, those still in school who have only just started to think about pursuing a career path. It really is a commitment to provide quality careers advice to the wider community, not to mention a very innovative way of bringing it about.