National Careers Week

National Careers Week

This year's National Careers Week is March 5th – 10th and aims to help the future generation to understand the links between courses, skills and the pathways they open up. The focus here at Dudley College of Technology is firmly on helping learners to understand where their learning can take them.

With a shortage of engineers in the West Midlands, there are lots of opportunities for young people in Dudley. Dudley Advance offers 2,800m2 of specialist teaching space, spread over four floors to help employers and learners increase skills and ensure the sustainability of the manufacturing and engineering industry in the region, securing the Black Country’s position as a market leader in this sector. The building contains facilities for the study of engineering and advanced manufacturing including: mechatronics, electrical engineering and engineering science, as well as traditional machine tool based engineering and CNC.

Engineering jobs are not all about working in a workshop, there are a wide range of careers in product design and the automotive and aerospace sectors. During National Careers Week learners have the opportunity to explore potential careers with the Kudos careers matching software to link their interests with their skills.

We will also focus on other career areas including: Hair and Beauty, Construction and Building Technologies, Care and Early Years, and Animal Science.

Our newly expanded matrix approved Information and Guidance (IAG) team, Jennifer Walton, Fatima Khan and Gina Whitaker, can offer one-to-one careers guidance interviews to learners. Appointments can be made with the IAG team via Learner Services on 01384 363 319.