You can’t turn on the news or read a newspaper each day without there being something about ‘employability in education’; ‘employability in young people’; ‘employers valuing broader skills, such as communication, motivation, independence, analysis, confidence and problem solving and not just academic qualification’........the list goes on and on. And we also hear that students have their concerns with employers – particularly about employability and the “quality and availability of information, advice and guidance (IAG)”. Clearly there are challenges and frustrations on both sides – but also opportunities to bridge the gap.
This confirms that the timing is right to focus on the personal growth skills, and not just the academic qualifications, to increase employability. Recent events held by the Yeah But team in several universities have proved that we deliver products that can help students feel more positively about their employment opportunities. How do we know? Well here’s just some of the feedback:
More than 88% of students found our sessions ‘very useful’
More than 82% would recommend our training to others
More than 82% said they would attend more training from Yeah But
76% said they would pay between £50 and £100 for more training
So we know that we can make a difference and that we can have a positive impact; not just on how students think about their approach to an interview or building their own business but also to be excited about the prospect of starting that new career or commercial venture. The future truly is bright..........now where did that come from?