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Borough of Poole sponsors event promoting a career in care

A career in the care sector was the main topic for discussion at a recent Embedding Employability into the Classroom event.

Teachers and careers advisors from 12 teaching establishments across Dorset got together at the Care Innovation Centre, Bournemouth and Poole College, for an informative training session which showed that the care sector is a vibrant and diverse sector in which to work.

Embedding employability event

The session provided an opportunity for schools in Dorset to find our more about working in the care sector whilst embedding employability into the classroom. Subjects covered included job roles and progression, career pathways, learning and development, quality care standards whilst tackling the myth that care is all about low pay and unsociable hours.

The event, sponsored by Borough of Poole, was run in partnership with the Dorset Skills Hub, Care South, Partners in Care, Bournemouth and Poole College, Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the 14-19 team.

Cllr Elaine Atkinson, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole, said: “This was an exciting opportunity for schools to come together to find out more about working opportunities in the care sector with a view to encourage our young people to consider a career in health and social care.”

Lorna Gibbons, Director of Dorset LEP, said: “We are delighted to support such an event. Ensuring that Dorset’s young people are both supported and prepared for employability and the workforce is one of the LEP’s strategic priorities, and will further ensure the economic growth and prosperity of our county.”

Duncan Newman, Dorset Skills Hub Leader, said: “The opportunities in the care sector are huge for anyone looking for a rewarding and challenging career. The sector can offer professional, well paid careers such as occupation health, midwifery and management. It’s no secret that Dorset has an ageing population and a career in care can offer a stable future.”

Louise Scott, Senior Care Lecturer of Bournemouth and Poole College, led the session and discussed employability in the classroom.  Guest speakers Nicky Smith, Training Manager of Care South and Sarah Dally, also of Care South and an I…Care Ambassador, related their experiences of the care sector and brought delegates up to date with recent changes and opportunities in the sector.


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