Solihull College & University Centre has recently been awarded funding by the Association of Colleges (AoC) for its Teach Too programme.
AoC have launched twelve development projects that have been commissioned by a grant supported by the Education and Training Foundation. The projects will run until later this year and will see industry experts spending time teaching current practitioners to help ensure that off-the-job vocational education and training is as up to date as possible with current work practices.
The idea of Teach Too is for people from industry to teach their work with the aim that the more closely employers work with teachers and trainers on developing their curriculum, on programme design, and on sharing the delivery of learning and assessment, the clearer the line of sight to work. This, in turn, makes it easier for students to see why they are learning what they are learning, and understand what the development of occupational expertise is all about.
Solihull College & University Centre will be working with local engineering employers to ensure the academic curriculum on apprenticeships is relevant and up to date with industry standards. This will be achieved through job shadowing and mentoring to ensure that workplace activities mirror the academic curriculum and apprentices are better prepared to work with their employer. The College will be working with engineering companies Arup and Capita.
Lecturers from the College’s Construction, Civil and Building Services Engineering team will be shadowing engineers from both Arup and Capita and then sharing their experiences with the rest of the teaching team through CPD sessions.
The programme will allow the teaching team at Solihull College & University Centre to give their students the best advice and training when it comes to looking for employment upon completing their studies.
Find out more about Solihull College & University Centre’s Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies courses.