Transcript Ian Bond

A learner’s journey: “Future Scoping” Employability Skills for the 21 st Century Ian Bond Project Officer (Apprenticeships) NIACE


The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) is an independent charity which promotes adult learning across England and Wales. Through its research, development, publications, events, outreach and advocacy activity, NIACE works to improve the quality and breadth of opportunities available for all adults so they can benefit from learning throughout their lives.

• • • Hide PERSONAL networks from the public Don’t contribute to public pages you wouldn’t want to be associated with publically. Don’t share personal details • • • PROFESSIONAL networks (eg LinkedIn) Professional groups in other networks Promote your “brand” wherever possible

“Brand yourself” across ALL networks. Your profile and cover pictures are available for everyone to see.


Think about usernames & emails that are used to identify you.


Now you have your brand, how can you

use it?

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Use, Use & USE!



Now you have your brand, how can you use it?



Vlog. Podcast, Make Courses..etc, etc, etc!

But I don’t want to!

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More than 80% of fortune 500 companies recruit through LinkedIn including IBM, Oracle, Accenture Social media is on job descriptions US companies ASKING for facebook password!

So what do we do about this?

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Information, Advice & Guidance Social media advice E-Safety Advice Digital Literacy, Digital Literacy, Digital Literacy

So what do we do about this?

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Developing resources Research into needs and methods of addressing them Disseminating findings to the wider community

Adult Learners’ Week

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Nominations Close 31 st January 2014 Opportunity to win National Event in June 2014 Enhance your organisation’s profile Celebrate learner success

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Four categories: Apprentice; Employer; Project; Individual Regional events

uk/awards/2014 Help is available to complete the nominations

Resources am/developing-a-professional-online presence-as-a-graduate-16345515

Ian Bond [email protected]