University College Isle of Man (UCM) has appointed Caroline Walter as Employability and Skills Coordinator to help students prepare to enter the workplace.
This role aims to help students develop the vital skills required to achieve a career in their chosen industry, including CV design, interview techniques, the development of transferable and interpersonal skills for when they enter the workplace. These skills include team work, problem solving, communication, resilience, self-awareness as well as ability to learn.
As part of some courses at UCM, students are required to complete relevant work placements and Caroline will be responsible for facilitating placements and managing vital relationships with industry contacts alongside the DESC Employability Lead.
Caroline commented: “I’m really excited to have joined the team at UCM and I’m looking forward to making a difference to the long term prospects of our students. At UCM we pride ourselves on assisting our students to gain the skills they need to transition smoothly into the workplace, so it’s a privalege to be a part of that.”
With a background of nearly 30 years in both industry and Education, having worked in a Corporate Service Provider, DESC Youth Service and latterly at Castle Rushen High School, Caroline’s broad experience gives her a solid foundation of what employers are looking for in new members of staff and key employability skills that students have.