Free careers CPD at Plumpton College
Thursday, 19 January 2017 11:45
A free careers CPD session is available at Plumpton College on April 27th for careers advisers and secondary teachers.
The land-based and environmental sector is made up of 17 industries which account for approximately 4% of the UK's workforce. The sector is vital in protecting the health and well-being of the nation. However, it is subject to major challenges presented by increasing population, climate change and environmental sustainability. As such, the face of the workforce is changing rapidly: A steady rise in the proportion of workers employed in high-skilled occupations against a greater decline in low-skilled occupations over the past 20 years, means that the skills needed to support the sector have an increasing reliance on STEM. As a sector with a shortfall of 600,000 workers between now and 2020, the opportunities for young people are vast and varied.
This CPD session will provide:
an overview and update of the land-based sector
an insight and understanding of the key issues faced by the land-based sector
an opportunity to explore opportunities for young people including vocational and academic career pathways
access to careers tools, resources and STEM packages available from Plumpton College and beyond
access to teaching resources to support agriculture, food production and environmental themes
an Apprenticeships update
a chance to access different areas of the College in action
an opportunity to network with College staff, student ambassadors and colleagues
Find full details and how to book here