Cambridge Regional College

Report
The Skills Show
Regional Briefings
Angela Joyce
Principal & Chief Executive
Peterborough Regional
College
David Cragg
Deputy Chairman
The Skills Show
The Skills Show
Regional Briefings
Purpose
• The Skills Show
• Evaluation of 2012
• Lessons learnt/Areas for Improvement
• Plans for 2013
• Local Programmes
• Evaluation of 2012 programme
• 2013/2014 programme
2012
Evaluation
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Evaluation of 2012
• Summary/Headlines
• Analysis of individual areas of the Show
Evaluation of 2012
• Summary/Headlines
• Analysis of individual areas of the Show
Jeremy to enter 2 slides from Freshminds
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• Insert evaluation slide with curve
Areas for
Improvement
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Areas for Improvement
•
FreshMinds
• Better knowledge/understanding prior to the event
• Consistent messages about purpose/selling points
• Appeal to parents
• Specific times or routes for particular groups
• Increasing the appeal of skills competitions
• commentators or interactive guides
• better “education” of visitors
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Continued…
• Increasing appeal of careers advice
• visual attraction
• scope for integration with interactive elements
• Develop/promote Spotlights
• setting
• published programming enabling visitors to plan
• At event logistics
• greater provision of material to assist planning
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Continued…
• managing overcrowding
• volunteer training/preparation
• Skills Equipment Fund
• improving awareness
• exploiting longer lead times
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Plans
for 2013
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Plans for 2013
• Maximising impact of Skills Competitions
• Improvements for visitor registration
• Improving visitor experience
• helping schools and colleges/providers plan better
• helping students ‘manage’ their visit
• Separate offer(s) to teachers
• CPD programme for careers professionals
• Marketing to employers
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Continued….
• More industry features – “real people, real jobs”
• Special programme for expert practitioners/specialist
networks
• Showcasing employer/provider partnerships
• Improved package for colleges/providers
• Sponsorship [FE Sponsor Group]
• Have a Go package
• Exhibition space
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Any questions?
2012 Local
Evaluation of
Programme
2012 Local
Programmes
Evaluation
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Evaluation of 2012 Local Programmes
• Have a Go
• “A game changer”
• “Try before you buy”
• National banner/brand
• Financed with support from the European Social Fund
•
Improving school and college/provider relationships
• Reducing the competitive threat
• Schools asking for more
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Continued…
• Improving the quality of choices
• Potential new role for FE/providers networks in careers
education
• Significant increase in collaboration between
colleges/providers changing the overall profile of
vocational education/training
• Raising the profile of ESF including the involvement of
over 40 ESF providers
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Areas for Improvement
• Employer engagement
• Marketing materials
• ESF support on compliance
2012
Case Study
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Claire Nicholson-Clinch
ACER
How using The Skills Show model works!
Delivery Partners 2012/13
New college
Stamford
City College Norwich
Peterborough
Regional College
College of West
Anglia
Cambridge Regional
College
Huntingdonshire
Regional College
West Suffolk College
Bedford College
Colchester Institute
Oaklands College
Colchester sixth
form college
South Essex College
SEEVIC
Open Days in Colleges
Have a Go in Schools
Student events in
college
Achievements
• 20374 opportunities undertaken in 6 months
• 99% enjoyed their activity.
• 95% found the activity useful
• 87% were inspired by their activity to either
consider a training course or enter a career in
one of the career pathways experienced
It gave us an
insight into new
ways to promote
the college
Applications have
more than
doubled.
It’s a good
way to start a
conversation
on careers
Its had a positive
impact internally
It allowed local
students to
receive impartial
IAG and
experience
college life
Contact Details
Claire Nicholson-Clinch
Regional Projects Manager, Association of College in the East of England
Tel: +44 (0) 7590 453418
email: [email protected]
Lara Jodin
Cambridge Regional College
Cambridge Regional College
We delivered
• Over 2000 Have a Go opportunities
• At 8 different events
• Engaging over 1000 people
• And received £9,337 in funding
Cambridge Regional College
Have a Go activities at Open Days
• Each subject area delivers have a go activity
• Activities and sponsors are promoted heavily throughout
college and in advertising in run up to event
• Funding has allowed us to increase interactive element
at open days
• Positive visitor feedback
Have a Go at … Open Day
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Cambridge Regional College
Other Have a Go events
• Apprenticeship Careers Fairs in partnership with Job
Centre Plus and Employers
• Targeted Subject Events eg STEM Days
• Community Events with local partners
Apprenticeship Careers Fair
STEM Day at CRC
Cambridge Regional College
Monitoring & Evaluation
• Open Day registration to include Have a Go registration
• Tally sheets for each activity
• Staff register
• Incentivised evaluation sheets for participants
• Event photographs
Contact Details
Lara Jodin, Marketing Manager
Cambridge Regional College
Tel: 01223 418772
email: [email protected]
www.camre.ac.uk
Any questions?
The Local
Programme
2013/2014
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Structure/Criteria
• Partnerships
• Core delivery partners: colleges/providers including ESF
providers
• Chamber of Commerce/other employer organisations
• School/Academies’ Trusts
• LEPs/Local authorities
• National Careers Service/Jobcentre Plus
• Single contractor on behalf of partnership
• Financed with support from the European Social Fund
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Continued…
• Co-investment – Skills Show support dependent on
wider local/regional programme
• Programme to December 2014 linked to 2013 and 2014
show
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Programme
• Replicating successful features of The Skills Show
• Have a Go
• Spotlight sessions
• Careers Advice and Guidance
• A major event or series of smaller scale local events
• Have a Go in the workplace
• Opportunities to link to other events (e.g. VQ Day)
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Continued…
• Potential to integrate skills competitions
• Operational and venue support from The Skills Show
• Clear core concept/consistent branding but maximum
scope on innovation
• Improving awareness of ESF
• Funding targeted on events
• Clearer process for meeting ESF requirements
• Contingent on co-investment/wider programme
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Next Steps
• Tender deadline
28 June
• Award of contracts
31 July
• Project management team briefings
20 & 22 August
• Start of events
1 September
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Any questions?
Contact Details
The Skills Show
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 9SP
Tel: +44 (0)20 3603 5127
email: [email protected]
www.theskillsshow.com
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