Education & Work
This is an idea I created a few years ago using the Visual Thinkery process with Educators.Coop and their collaborators focusing on the world of work.
The “L” word
In the UK, the government are bringing in an apprenticeship levy, the details of which are still a bit sketchy, which prompted me to capture these details in a quick sketch at the excellent “Making Apprenticeships Work” event hosted by City & Guilds. I’m all about apprenticeships. Proper apprenticeships. Not sausage-factory apprenticeships (unless it is […]
An engineering state of mind
When I was at University, the word “engineer” had some odd connotations in my head. Geeky, sterile, boring. It seemed so theoretical, so mathematical. I thought that engineers became engineers by doing an engineering degree at University.
Digital DNA – women in tech
The recent Digital Leaders conference was entitled “Building Digital DNA”. Jacqueline de Rojas (VP at Citrix) spoke about women in tech (or the lack thereof). I was thoroughly impressed with some female students I met a few weeks ago whilst doing some visual thinkery for UCL Academy. They had no problem seeing themselves as future engineers. Sure enough, looking […]
I really enjoy trying to find visual metaphors for abstract concepts. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its a bridge of course – to a profession. TechBac…
The Skills Gap
The UK has a growing skills gap. There are predicted to be over 14 million skills shortages by 2020. Created for City & Guilds.
30 years of Vocational Reform
Over the last 30 years there’s been a whole lot of tinkering with vocational education. I’m not sure if we’ve made much progress. Inspired by this report by City & Guilds.
6 Apprenticeship Principles
This image reflects on the core principles of an apprenticeship, which were outlined in a report by City & Guilds – definitely worth a thought.