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The Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College Strategic Plan lists five priority areas for development over the next five years. Dimension Four is:


This dimension focusses our college’s commitment to maintain and develop a workplace of learning, characterised by mutually beneficial partnerships with parents/carers, employers and the broader community to build successful pathways, learning and enterprise opportunities.

“It’s Who You Meet: Why Employer Contacts at School Make a Difference to the Employment Prospects of Young Adults”

This Report, published in 2012, by the Education and Employers Taskforce examines youth unemployment within the UK and provides new statistical evidence which shows that the more young people (aged 14-19) come in to contact with employers whilst they are at school, the less likely they are to become NEET* (19-24). The report draws upon results from a survey of 987 young people in Great Britain who responded to questions about their perceptions on employer engagement when they were in education between 14 and 19.

NEET* Not in Employment Education or Training