Ian Bond

Report
A learner’s journey: “Future
Scoping” Employability Skills for the
21st Century
Ian Bond Project Officer (Apprenticeships) NIACE
NIACE
The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE)
is an independent charity which promotes adult learning
across England and Wales. Through its research,
development, publications, events, outreach and advocacy
activity, NIACE works to improve the quality and breadth of
opportunities available for all adults so they can benefit from
learning throughout their lives.
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Hide PERSONAL networks from the public
Don’t contribute to public pages you
wouldn’t want to be associated with
publically.
Don’t share personal details
PROFESSIONAL networks (eg LinkedIn)
Professional groups in other networks
Promote your “brand” wherever possible
“Brand yourself” across ALL
networks. Your profile and cover
pictures are available for everyone to
see.
Think about usernames & emails
that are used to identify you.
@KevAtNIACE
[email protected]
@KevinCW
@NoGoodBoy
Now you have your
brand, how can you
use it?
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Look at• groups
on LinkedIn
JOIN IN!
Follow,
or Facebook
comment,
• Look at prominent
contribute!
speakers
Twitter
/ blogs
• on
GET
KNOWN
Be
• Watch #Tags
/ #Conversations
someone
who’s
(eg #EdChat)
opinions are valid
• Find contributors
on your `
and distributed
networks and follow with a
personalised message where
Use, Use & USE!
possible
READ.
WRITE.
Now you have your
brand, how can you
use it?
READ.
WRITE.
Make & Publish resources, Blog, Speak,
Vlog. Podcast, Make Courses..etc, etc, etc!
But I don’t
want to!
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More than 80% of
fortune 500
companies recruit
through LinkedIn
including IBM, Oracle,
Accenture
 Social media is on
job descriptions
 US companies
ASKING for facebook
password!
So what do we do about this?
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Information, Advice & Guidance
Social media advice
E-Safety Advice
Digital Literacy, Digital Literacy, Digital
Literacy
So what do we do about this?
• Developing resources
• Research into needs and methods of
addressing them
• Disseminating findings to the wider
community
Adult Learners’ Week
• Nominations Close
31st January 2014
• Opportunity to win
• National Event in
June 2014
• Enhance your
organisation’s
profile
• Celebrate learner
success
• Four categories:
Apprentice;
Employer; Project;
Individual
• Regional events
• http://www.alw.org.
uk/awards/2014
• Help is available to
complete the
nominations
Resources
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http://networkingforwork.org.uk/
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http://www.slideshare.net/suebeckingh
am/developing-a-professional-onlinepresence-as-a-graduate-16345515
Ian Bond
[email protected]

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