Jackie Galbraith is a vice principal at Ayrshire College where her responsibilities include employer engagement at a strategic level. Ayrshire College is a large regional college which supports 14,000 students each year. In this article Jackie describes the college's award-winning approach to engaging with employers.
Vocational Education Exchange Magazine May 2016
This month in Vocational Education Exchange we are discussing the topic of employer engagement, sharing views on why involving employers in the education process can be beneficial to everyone involved.
Coleg y Cymoedd is a College based in Wales. Their enthusiasm and commitment to employer engagement has led to the development of many partnerships with employers in the region, and the securing of several crucial investments.
‘Keep in touch with employers, show an interest in their business and let them know what’s happening in yours.’
‘Young people are leaving education without key employability skills and a general awareness of how business world works.’ The British Council’s Donika Berisha tells us about the current state of the skills sector in Kosovo.
Tameside College work hard to get employers involved with college education and they know how to keep them happy and engaged once they do.
‘My biggest challenge are the classrooms and labs that have to be modernised, especially in the VET schools’ says Ljubica Spasova, a teacher from Macedonia.
Harrow College from London are back again this month with more video interviews discussing vocational education and the challenges ahead.