EARLY RELEASE OF PROJECT RESOURCES
Supporting learner progression into employment through the maximisation of technology and professional networking
Assistant Principal, Abingdon & Witney College
These early release resources provide you with examples of ideas and approaches that the project team is developing to facilitate the management and introduction of learning technology into organisations.
The project aims to upskill the education and training workforce and students to develop strong professional networks using LinkedIn. The ultimate aim is to improve students’ line of sight to work and their chances of securing meaningful careers. Bespoke blended learning sessions have been created for teaching staff on how to use professional technologies to more effectively engage with employers for the benefit of students. It is concentrating on LinkedIn with the aim of:
- Helping teachers to build confidence in their own technical and professional networking skills;
- Showing teachers how to use and become proficient with LinkedIn and how to transfer those skills to students.
‘Onboarding’ workshop sessions have been developed and tested including using Skype for Business to include input and coaching from business volunteers. The workshops comprise presentations, handouts, videos and exercises that help people to open their minds to the possibilities of using LinkedIn. Following the sessions, staff and students are encouraged to visit LinkedIn on a regular basis (as much time as they can spare a day) to continue developing their LinkedIn profiles and to engage with LinkedIn groups.
To find out more about the project, how to implement the resources, and the impact they have had to date: