The data shows that the LEP’s Careers Hub is achieving above the national average in three strategic benchmarks as set by the Government’s Careers Strategy.
The benchmarks assess the careers programme offered, how the curriculum is linked to careers, experienced of workplaces, as well as learning from career and labour market information.
In West Sussex, the Careers Hub provision supports 50 institutions including four FE colleges, four SEND schools and 40 mainstream schools. Over the last year, young people have been able to access numerous initiatives including live apprentice talks with Unilever, British Airways, and ITV, as well as a virtual work experience programme focused on roles within construction and green skills.
Julie Kapsalis, Chair of Coast to Capital LEP, shared: “I am delighted to see the success of our Careers Hub and it has been a pleasure to see first-hand how the programme inspires young people.
“Our region is full of brilliant business across a range of innovative sectors, and I am grateful to our businesses that are able to support these programmes and facilitate partnerships that ensure that the best local provision can be accessed. This is key if we want to retain our region’s talent and continue to build on our economic strengths.”
The Careers Hub brings together schools, colleges, employers, and apprenticeship providers across the region with the aim to make it easier for schools and colleges to improve how they prepare young people for their next steps.
For further information about the Careers Hub, please visit the Coast to Capital website or follow @CareersHubC2C on Twitter.