The starter kit, self-assessment tool and resources form part of a supported 10-step process to embed employABILITY thinking into the curriculum. Please review the 10-step process as you begin to plan.
EmployABILITY student starter kit
The EmployABILITY Student Starter Kit is an online resource which features a personalised employability profile tool alongside developmental resources on topics as diverse as teamwork, cover letters and networking.
By the end of April 2018, each student resource will have accompanying educator notes and an educator guide containing practical tips and contextual information. You can see an example here.
Every student resource is self-contained and includes sufficient information for agentic students to complete the resource on their own. Student resources also include a ‘make it count’ box which prompts students to transfer their learning into an employability outcome such as a new piece of evidence for their portfolio, a new statement for their CVs, or a commitment to action.
Personalised career profile
The first step in the student starter kit is for students to create a personalised EmployABILITY profile using the online EmployABILITY self-assessment tool. Students receive their pdf profile report straight away, and the profile highlights their level of confidence at that point in time. Students can re-create and look back at previous personalised profiles as often as they like; most employABILITY resources are included as embedded links. You can view a sample report here, and instructions for upload to your learning management system are here.
EmployABILITY thinking uses a 10-step process and the student-facing Literacies for Life (L4L) model to engage students in the development of their future lives and work. The validated measure underpinning the self-assessment tool is grounded in social cognitive theory. You will find a brief description of the theoretical background here.