Didn’t get a place at university? What now?
The last couple of weeks have been tense for university applicants…
There has been unprecedented pressure to secure limited university places before the 2012 fee hike; this year also sees an overwhelming proportion of post-economic crash mature aged students, returning to full-time study.
The demand had websites and clearing call centres crashing; if this has affected you, go to Nationwide Education, designed by dbda, which today launched its most timely addition yet: ‘Employability Skills’. The web resource offers children and young people a refreshing insider view into possible careers and alternative routes into the future they want.
‘Employability Skills’ caters for ages 4-16+, to bridge the gap between education and employment with supporting information for teachers and parents. The ultimate aim is to educate children and young people about what it takes to develop a successful career while also demonstrating an assortment of eye-opening career paths.
The 12-16+ programme ‘Working World‘ features interactive games, videos and fact sheets based on a standard corporate office with fun and interesting career maps, which could prove useful for those who are uncertain about their choices. Additionally, the engaging interactive games also challenge players on ten key employability skills, from teamwork to adaptability and flexibility, communication, numeracy and more.
The 7-11 resource, ‘Working Skills‘ includes interactive games and supporting fact sheets.
For 4-7 year olds, ‘Working Life’ features an interactive story book called ‘Lottie Goes to Work‘ with complementing fact sheets and a word bank to breakdown the bankers’ jargon.
‘Employability Skills’ is all the more pertinent now that leading educational figures are encouraging students to consider other options. Visit the new ‘Employability Skills’ section now and test your own career know-how.