At Lincoln UTC each student has an entitlement to receive a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme delivered by experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff. The CEIAG programme is supported by a number of partners that include Siemens, The University of Lincoln, Parents and the local Business Community. Pupils themselves are central to an effective programme and other professionals including Industry Leaders, Teachers, the Head of Careers and independent, impartial Careers Advisers also make a vital contribution to ensuring that UTC students develop the skills toolkit they need to make well-informed realistic decisions that will enable them to achieve their full potential in the future.
The vision for Lincoln UTC Careers Service is captured in the above diagram.
The underpinning ethos of Lincoln UTC is to prepare students for the current and emerging demands of employers within the region. A high class careers service is relevant to both the service users and the labour market it inhabits. The UTC fulfils just this in our unique educational offer, and the UTC Careers Service is the keystone for the UTC vision of 100% employment, education or training (EET) for our students.
The Lincoln UTC Careers Service is led by the Head of Careers and Industrial Partnerships, Mrs Aggi Doughty (BA Hons, DipCG, MCDI) who is a professionally qualified Careers Adviser with over 14 years experience of delivering high quality careers guidance in a wide variety of educational settings. The Careers Service combines professionally trained Careers Advisers with professional business networking and relationship building skills to co-ordinate a multifaceted, flexible, world class service for our students. UTC Students in all Year Groups have been consulted on the service aims, as part of the careers curriculum at the UTC, and their ideas form the basis of this vision.
Lincoln UTC Careers Service vision stems from the belief that by knowing one’s client group and their strengths and weaknesses and having an expert understanding of one’s employer market and their labour demands and skill base requirements, it is possible to create a unique educational and industrial dialogue resulting in 100% Employment Education and Training for all Lincoln UTC students.