How to get students employable


I’m passionate about developing students#employability skills and continue to find new and innovative  ways to support young people.

My colleague Juliet Tomlinson and I recently presented a workshop at Southampton Solent University. We attend the Learning and Teaching Conference where we discussed how to develop employability skills through the use of creative assessments.

Whilst playing a business simulation game called SimVenture Evolution the #students also measured their employability skills both before and after the simulation and the results were amazing.

The biggest outcome was in the development of TEAMWORK closely followed by PROBLEM-SOLVING.

Interestingly, all the employability skills we measured showed some improvement.

The awareness and development of employability skills is so important for young people because they need to be able to evidence they have the skills. They also need to be able to discuss in an interview how they acquired their skills.

So, why not take advantage of this generations need to be on-line all the time and teach them this way as well?


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#LesleyStrachan is the #author of “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.” Order Lesley’s Book Now and watch a mini video which explains what the book is about.

Lesley Strachan (MBA) is an Award-winning #trainer and #author and is based in Hampshire, UK. She is also a Certified Jack Canfield Trainer in The Success Principles and uses her creativity and experience to inspire others through teaching, #mentoring and coaching all over the world and has loads of fun doing it. Lesley has over 30 years of experience working in the corporate and education sectors as well as years of experience as an Entrepreneur. Her areas of expertise include: personal life coaching, communication training, leadership training, corporate training, health and wellness, and educational consultancy. Lesley is also a mentor for young people for EBP and an Enterprise Adviser for The Careers and Enterprise Company


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