Free careers CPD at Plumpton College
Thursday, 19 January 2017 11:45

FACE200lowA 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