Walsall College has once again achieved Matrix Award reaccreditation in recognition of their careers education information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) services for their students and apprentices.
The award recognises how the college’s careers guidance, welcome host, call centre and Apprenticeship recruitment and employer engagement Teams provide a high quality service to students and prospective learners regarding study and career goals.
The College first achieved the standard in 2007. Not only were they recently judged to have maintained the standard, the team also received praised for demonstrating ‘a cross-cutting theme of ‘careers’ across all provision’ and ‘sharing of good practices’.
“The award status is a fantastic achievement for the college, along with our university and employer partners,” said Jenny Clarke, Careers Co-ordinator at the College.
“We make every effort to deliver a seamless process of impartial advice and guidance at all times and to everyone that comes to us, whether as a school leaver, jobseeker, aspiring apprentice or mature student looking to retrain or upskill.
“We host a range of onsite events throughout the academic year including Higher Education Fairs, Jobs and Careers Fairs. We also support initiatives such as National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week. These activities ensure we are well equipped to inspire students, raise their aspirations and help them make informed decisions about their future progression.”