The Humber Careers Hub held its first school and learning provider meeting on Friday 14th September at the ERGO Centre, at Bridgehead Business Park in Hessle.
Members of the Hub where joined by the LEP and the Careers and Enterprise Company alongside the Humber Enterprise Coordinators who will lead on this project, to discuss the Hub’s strategy and outline the key objectives that will aid members achieve all Gatsby Careers Benchmarks.
Alongside the Careers Hub, the Careers and Enterprise Company have today launched their new version of the Compass, to help further education providers evaluate their careers activity against the benchmarks.
Abdul Bathin, Regional Lead for North East Midlands at the Careers and Enterprise Company said:
“We are delighted to be launching the new version of Compass on Monday 17th September. This is a major new release which includes questions tailored for colleges, the facility to share survey results with another account holder and updated scoring to show progress more clearly.”
Stephen Savage, Chair of the LEP’s Employment and Skills Board praised the work being done as part of the Humber Careers Hub:
“This is a product of years of work in partnership with the CEC, and I’m very proud of what we have achieved so far. There is certainly a lot of opportunity to achieve much more via the Careers Hub, and this pilot is a promising asset to our region’s skills output.
“We at the LEP would again like to congratulate the schools, colleges and education providers who have joined us in creating such a platform to work together in our pursuit of higher careers standards for our communities.”
Peter Kennedy, Principal at Franklin College added:
“At Franklin College we are absolutely delighted to be part of the Humber Careers Hub; it really is the icing on the cake to get a dedicated college version of the compass, because colleges are slightly different in that we deal with a slightly different age group.
“We want to make sure that we are giving the absolute best advice and guidance to our young people, in order to get them in the right place moving forward. We see this opportunity as a significant step moving forward in making sure that a college perspective is taken into account in doing that work.”
For more information about the Humber Careers Hub visit the Careers and Enterprise Company website at: https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/schools-colleges/careers-hubs