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Employability skills

Employability skills

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Employability skills

  1. 1. Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  2. 2. n Businesses need to understand the changing environment and continuously innovate n A job market with a strong demand at the high and low ends, but a hollowing out of the middle n Inequality represents the greatest societal threat n Governments will need to collaborate closely with business and civil society Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  3. 3. n Growing levels of crime and violence n Lack of social mobility threatens communities and prosperity n Economic cost of mental health to UK is £70 to £100 billion n Constant connection deprives us of time to pause, reflect and engage in meaningful conversations Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  4. 4. n Need to understand their constantly changing environment and continuously innovate n Need to put talent development and future workforce strategy front and centre to their growth n Suffering poor productivity and competitiveness n Young people leaving school unemployable as higher order thinking skills are required Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  5. 5. n Department for Education rigidity of curriculum and OFSTED have a ‘Personal Development’ judgement! n Focus on grades at the expense of life skills and employability skills n Unhealthy levels of fear and stress in school and students not engaged n Lack of inspiration, motivation, creativity and critical thinking skills Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  6. 6. n Family values are more important n At what point do children know more than parents – parents and carers today need new skills n Cost of living and less support for those in need n More vulnerable children likely to suffer mental health, abuse and substance misuse issues Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  7. 7. n Schools need to embed a evidence based personal development culture n Engage the whole school community including teachers, students and parents to work together n A comprehensive, cohesive and consistent approach will impact the whole of the local community n People will be happier, healthier and taking responsibility for themselves Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  8. 8. Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  9. 9. n A powerful combination of mindfulness, emotional literacy and life coaching – evidence based n Start with building self-esteem, emotional resilience and self-responsibility n Empowered teachers, students and parents feel comfortable in their own skin n Create a sustainability strategy, managed, monitored and supported by peer coaches Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  10. 10. n Initial meetings with key decision makers to ensure a mutual commitment and agree to progress n S.L.T. and influencers agree to progress n S.L.T. and influencers experience the program n First cohort of teachers, after completion receive student version of program n Additional cohort of teachers and students create momentum to draw interest of parents Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  11. 11. n First cohort of parents n Additional cohorts of parents n Additional cohorts of teachers, parents and students to identify Peer Coaches from each sector n Peer Coaches given additional training if required and take over the delivery n Peer Coaches create the sustainability strategy and drive the change culture forward Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  12. 12. n People will be happier, healthier and taking responsibility for themselves n Young people will reach their potential and contribute to their community and society n Businesses become more productive and competitive and benefit from the 4th Industrial Revolution n Society becomes more interdependent and self- supportive Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb
  13. 13. Visionary Headteachers who want to transform the culture of their school. Business Leaders who want to transform their workforce and or want to sponsor a school. Email: Alan Wilson alan.wilson@me.com Telephone: 01622 687000 Employability skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution – a ticking time bomb

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