College and Businesses Tackle Unemployment; CAREERS

The Journal (Newcastle, England), September 25, 2013 | Go to article overview

College and Businesses Tackle Unemployment; CAREERS


Byline: ROBERT GIBSON robert.gibson@ncjmedia.co.uk

NORTH East business leaders have teamed up with Gateshead College to help tackle the unemployment crisis through ensuring students are better prepared for the world of work.

A host of high-profile employers visited the college as part of a twoday event to showcase the hundreds of career paths open to young people.

Students were given the chance to quiz successful business professionals about the skills and attributes needed to secure meaningful employment.

Employers, meanwhile, got the opportunity to tap into the next generation of talent.

Among the keynote speakers were Nicola Short of the Entrepreneurs' Forum, solicitor Samantha Pritchard of law firm Bond Dickinson and Lesley Kerrison of Metro Radio.

The event is part of a wider "work ready" campaign launched by the college and employers to help tackle a crippling unemployment crisis which has seen the jobless rate in the region climb to 10.4%.

This is the highest in the country. Whilst the poor financial health of companies has been a root cause of the crisis, employers say the situation has been exacerbated by the lack of key skills and attributes among young people, which has made it harder for them to get a job.

Judith Doyle, principal of the college, said: "With unemployment remaining stubbornly high, it's vital that young people are better equipped with transferable skills and attributes that will help them find work.

"We want to make sure that our students stand out from the crowd and ensure they are in the best possible position to be top of any employer's list.

"We work closely with employers to find out exactly what they require so that when students leave this college, they can hit the ground running on day one of their employment. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

College and Businesses Tackle Unemployment; CAREERS
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.