B#Employable with CAVC

23 March 2015

B#Employable with Cardiff and Vale College - teaching important skills

Cardiff and Vale College has held its very first B#Employable conference at the Memo Arts Centre in Barry.

Some 130 learners attended a day bursting with inspiring talks, informative workshops and great opportunities to network with other like-minded students.

The event, delivered by the College’s B#Epic team, featured keynote speeches from Jamie Dunn, director of Spark Global Education and Aimee Bateman, career coach at accounting qualification body AAT and founder of careers advice website www.careercake.com.

There were exciting workshops on selling yourself, problem solving, Welsh in the workplace, self-employment and customer service.

These were delivered by EE, George Savva (It takes …7 Seconds) Iestyn Morris (Capital Law) Neil Monteiro and Jayne Smith (CIOTEK).

The aim of B#Employable is to develop student’s employability skills and provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in their academic calendar and to help support them when leaving education.

The conference was organised in line with Barclays Prepare for Work 2015 programme. Prepare for Work is designed to help further education college learners in the UK improve their chances of securing and maintaining employment.

It is run in partnership with The National Skills Academy for Financial Services, alongside College Development Network in Scotland, Now in Northern Ireland and CollegesWales.

“It was a pleasure to have been involved in the CAVC Employability Event. The sessions that were laid on for the students were fantastic and really helped them get to grips with what employers will expect of them in the ever changing jobs market,” Jamie Dunn, Director Spark Education, said.