Middlesbrough College has been using Career Coach to prepare for the future of the labour market. As you can see in this short video from ITV news, Career Coach has become quite a central part of the College’s strategy for increasing their outcomes.
In the current economic climate, the goal of the College is to train students to fill gaps in the job market. Zoe Lewis, Deputy Principal, discusses the fact that, while many young people are struggling to find work, many employers are struggling to find workers. Zoe says “Our duty as the largest provider of skills and training [in the area] is to make sure there isn’t a mismatch.”
EMSI has supported the College’s strategy and helped inform which areas of STEM-related industries and occupations the College should be training for. Anthony Horne, EMSI Sales Representative for the Northern Region, says “Science, technology, engineering and manufacturing is a big area of economic growth. For example, there are going to be around 10 per cent more mechanical engineers in five years and 15 per cent more software professionals. So colleges like Middlesbrough College are using this kind of information to inform their course delivery.”
The news item aired on GCSE results day on ITV Tyne Tees and is available to watch on their Vimeo channel.