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College Urges Young People to Seek Advice in National Careers Week

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) is urging young people to think about the skills they will need to secure future jobs as the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds. AsNational Careers Week (7-12 March 2022) gets underway, the college has highlighted growing demand for skills in automation, AI, the Internet of Things, nanotechnology and 5G communications.

Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC said, “As we approach National Careers Week, it is worth reflecting on how much the world of work has changed within the last decade, and what we can expect in the years ahead. Around 60 per cent of current occupations encompass tasks that could be automated, and it is likely that machines will carry out around one third of current work activities by 2030, significantly changing the landscape of future employment. In the future, the skills that will be in the highest demand will include coding and data literacy, as well as communication skills, resilience, and adaptability.

“Making decisions about next steps in careers and education can be challenging especially in the current dynamic job market. At NWSLC, our expertise in offering free independent advice and guidance is externally accredited and we offer one-to-one careers sessions for students as well as those considering their next steps.”

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

Greg Horton,Customer Service Team Leader at NWSLC said, “We have a dedicated team of career experts that help to make sure individuals are on track to pursue a career that they are enthusiastic about.Our careers advisors listen carefully to them and provide theimpartialinformationand advice they need to make their own decisions. They help people to explore career paths and make sure that they are aware of all their options so that they can make an informed choice. The college works with individuals to help them to realise their ambitions.”

In addition, NWSLC works with hundreds of employers and can introduce candidates to potential job opportunities, work experience, industry placements and apprenticeships. The college supports its students to take part in skills competitions that introduce them to a range of industries and sectors. Last year NWSLC students and alumni collected 16 medals at the national WorldSkills UK finals putting the college at the top of the medal table in England, and fourth in the UK.

NWSLC is opening its doors to prospective students this month at a series open events and taster sessions.

Current Year 11 pupils that have applied to the college are being invited to come in and try out a range of exciting activities that will introduce them to their chosen subject area. Course tasters are being held between 4pm and 4.45pm on:

  • Monday 14 March 2022 at Nuneaton Campus and Harrowbrook Campus
  • Tuesday 15 March 2022 at Hinckley Campus and Wigston Campus

Pupils can register online via the NWSLC website.

Open events, open to all, will run from 5pm and 8pm on:

  • Monday 14March 2022 at Nuneaton Campus and Harrowbrook Campus
  • Tuesday 15 March 2022 at Hinckley Campus and Wigston Campus

You can register online via the NWSLC website.

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