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Have you MET your future?

by The MET category: Education

“Help turn passions into professions and fill the skills gap. Sharing career success stories to inspire #METfutures http://thndr.me/LqWnyF

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Have you MET your future?

Launching on 6 April 2017, a campaign to inspire and support the next generation of construction experts, engineers, business leaders, digital enthusiasts, caterers and creatives. Young people with huge amounts of potential - who could achieve great things in our community and beyond.

New era for vocational qualifications as employers rate them as equally valuable as A-Levels in today's job market

The 'Have you MET your future?' research report, which is being released on 6 April by the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, includes new national public opinion poll data on attitudes to vocational qualifications and apprenticeships as credible alternatives for career progression compared to A-Levels.

  • Almost one in two (47%) of the UK’s top professionals, such as CEOs, surveyed said they believe that vocational qualifications (such as BTECs and NVQs) provide a higher level of relevant skills to many careers.

  • In Sussex, 42% of adults agreed that vocational qualifications are as valuable as A-Levels in today's job market.

  • Over half (55%) of the 14-18 year-olds surveyed in Sussex believe vocational qualifications are as valuable a route to career success as having an academic university education.

  • 45% of the 14-18 year-olds surveyed in Sussex said they would consider doing an apprenticeship; and 33% of parents surveyed across the UK said they would advise their children to consider an apprenticeship.
Did you know that...

  • The rise in uptake of vocational qualifications means that over a third of 18 year-olds applying for UK university places in 2016 hadn't studied for the traditional 3 A-Levels.

  • Apprenticeships, professional and technical qualifications now offer entry routes into career paths leading to the Top 50 highest earning occupations in Sussex and the majority of the Top 20 in the UK.

  • An NVQ Level 6 or BTEC professional qualification are both equivalent to a Degree with Honours and a City & Guilds Fellowship is equivalent to a phD.
For a table explaining UK education levels and qualifications, the best-paid occupations and areas of labour market growth, skills shortages and opportunities for young people in Sussex and across the UK, download the 'Have you MET your future?' report from The MET's website here http://www.gbmc.ac.uk/

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The Greater Brighton Metropolitan College will be the second largest specialist provider of vocational further and higher education courses and apprenticeships in Sussex

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