I am Faye, an independent careers adviser at Halewood Academy and I am very excited to be working with all the students and teaching staff from this September. I am particularly looking forward to getting to know the students and parents and carers as the year progresses.
I have 17 years of experience working with young people across the Liverpool City Region. I have spent most of my career working in schools and colleges with key stage 3, 4 and 5 students supporting them to make decisions about their futures at key transition points. The post 16/18 landscape that young people must navigate has changed significantly which has meant that it is crucial they have access to accurate information, advice and guidance via professionals who can help broaden their awareness and understanding of the many different options they can chose from. I am passionate about providing a service for young people which is accessible and helps to create sense of empowerment so that they feel confident about the decisions they make to help them take their next steps and reach their career goals. I work closely with key staff in school to help enhance their CEIAG provision and focus on supporting them to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.
In addition to working directly one to one with young people, (and their parents), creating resources and delivering a wide range of careers related workshops to groups I have also been lucky enough to have spent time working on a variety of different projects. This has included working with employers to help create apprenticeship opportunities and more recently working at University of Liverpool as part of the Shaping Futures programme. Whilst there I collaborated with a range of higher education institutions to create innovative ways to address issues preventing young people accessing degree level qualifications. I have been able to build up extensive knowledge of the provision within the Liverpool City Region and am always looking for opportunities to further update my understanding. I built up have strong networks throughout education, (particularly locally!), with employers and a variety of organisations to help enhance the work that I do. I am registered with the Careers Development Institute as a Level 6 Career Development Professional. This means that I must adhere to the CDI Code of Ethics and commit to continuous professional development each year. I am currently working towards my Careers Leader status.
I have an in depth understanding of the issues young people can face when trying to move successfully through education and on to the world of work and therefore aim to break down barriers to progression where I can. I am an ardent advocate for young people and believe that there is always going to be an option for them to make successful transitions regardless of their academic abilities, they are all unique with so much to offer, they just not have realised it yet!
This year pupils from Years 7-11 will have access to the fantastic platform - LaunchYourCareer LYC. This will give them access to the Animal Personality Quiz, over 700 Career Profiles and the fully immersive World of Work 360 workplace / University tours, plus the opportunity to take part in live events hosted by LYC partners including Tesco, NatWest and Thorpe Park.
LaunchYourCareer will be used in Personal Development lessons across Years 7-11 as outlined in the career’s curriculum. For Teachers, there is access to Careers Tutorials, Animal Personality resources, mini challenges and ourEnterprise Challenges sponsored by UCFB / Kick It Out and The Oli Leigh Trust -
The Curriculum is broken down into 5 steps and cover all aspects of Careers, including;
Soft skills development
FE / HE guidance,
Careers across the Curriculum,
Learning from Local Labour Market Information
Skills for the future
& Preparation for the World of Work
with regular input from a host of employers and employees across a wide range of industries and sectors.
Career Discovery can still take place outside of the Virtual Reality experience. Students can start the process online by taking our Personality Quiz and creating an online profile. They can sign in from multiple devices, meaning their discovery can continue at home, with family and friends or in the classroom.
Schools can use LaunchYourCareer.com as a gateway to access valuable student data and their individual profiles. Through the educator dashboard, you can communicate directly with students, track progress, set tasks, access their destination data, and filter and report the student database.
At LaunchYourCareer we have taken the leap into advancing career guidance and revolutionizing the delivery for educators, making it more relatable and relevant for students by engaging them in exciting technology.
Available to all schools in VIRTUAL REALITY our experience takes young people on a journey of discovery using gamification, and our Virtual Interactive Career Training & Apprenticeship Robot (VICTAR) to show you around!
Increasing student engagement with the subject of careers, and helping them understand the importance of that pathway in line with their learning and academic journey, can support them to make better choices for their future.
Features & Benefits of Using LYC
LaunchYourCareer VR inspires & engages students taking their first step into career discovery. This innovative platform is the world’s first career search experience in VR.
At LaunchYourCareer.com students can build a personal student career profile. Schools can access this profile and connect via their ‘educator’ dashboard to monitor, measure and mentor.
Measuring the Journey
With schools able to access student profiles viewing their choices, intended study pathways & valuable destination data. They are able to filter the information for reporting, analysis and future guidance.
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