Today (Friday 30 April) is Employability Day - which provides an opportunity for organisations to celebrate collaborations with partners that support their employability initiatives - in adult learning programmes, careers fairs, workshops or guidance. A partnership between Eastleigh College and Eastleigh Borough Council's exciting One Horton Heath project is one example where this is working effectively.
Lea Hampton (pictured) is the One Horton Heath project's Employment & Skills Manager. As part of her role supporting schools and colleges with their careers programmes, Lea has been invited to join the Built Environment Board at Eastleigh College as part of their Career College initiative.
Lea is also working very closely with Sparsholt College and Fareham College to support industry placements in line with the new T Levels. One Horton Heath is an innovative, mixed used development and Lea will be working closely with the supply chain to broker opportunities for work shadowing, training, industry placements and careers talks for residents and employees across the Borough.
Lea said: “I’m delighted to be joining the new Built Environment Board at Eastleigh College where I can feed in construction and housing information on future skills needs and job roles.”
Dan Wareham, Employer Relationship Coordinator for Eastleigh College, said: “The Career Colleges initiative provides learners with exposure to ‘real world’ projects to build their knowledge and confidence, whilst increasing the range and choice of career options available to them. Our employer partners are critical to the design and delivery of this and we are delighted to welcome Lea on to the Built Environment Board as we continue to collaborate to provide opportunities for learners and employers.”