Connect Weekly Newsletter – 16/12/2020

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Wednesday 16th December 2020

This week is all about:

Christmas Best Wishes
Development Updates
Virtual Work Experience Update
Education & Training

A great BIG thank you

I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing support throughout the year.

Upon reflection, in the twelve years of being a director and co-founder, I am confident to say that this has been the most challenging year for the group.

Your ongoing support has enabled us to continue to innovate, develop and share functionality that has bridged the gap in the provision due to COVID-19 and furthermore informed CONNECT in preparation for students returning to the world of work in 2021.  

I hope you share our belief that we have acted proactively in our development, education, training and client support during these turbulent times.
With this in mind, we would be grateful if you could take five minutes to complete feedback by clicking here.

We have been amazed by the commitment demonstrated by educators over this period and hope you enjoy a well earned festive break. 

From myself and the wider CONNECT team, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and look forward to continuing our working partnership in the new year.

Development Updates

NEW! Live CONNECT Web-APP Development 

  • Placement opportunities export
  • End placement early reporting updates
  • Multiple risk-management updates
  • Multi-Department tagging for departmental staff
  • Ability to view C.V. in the student home page (careers section)

New year CONNECT Web-APP releases

  • C.V. Data export
  • Placement opportunities student APP verification functionality
  • Dashboard “Placements created over time” – The ability to cross-reference previous year placement progress vs current year.

New year Student Mobile APP releases

  • C.V. View, share and download 
  • Employer and student feedback
  • Placement opportunities search and application 
  • Work personality questionnaire design changes 
  • Multiple minor designs and layout updates

Find out more

Introducing Virtual Work-Experience…

Virtual Work Experience Showcase

The Changing Education team have been working hard to develop a meaningful virtual work experience programme in partnership with multiple colleges, most recently Croydon & Coulsdon college. Please take a couple of minutes to watch the above video in preparation for our webinar which will showcase a meaningful outcomes focussed approach in action. 

Reserve your place

Education & Training 

The CONNECT team will be in touch at a later date to book in your new year CONNECT refresher training session. 

It is crucially important that you respond and confirm a suitable time. Please invite whoever you like from your organisation, and if possible, have a list of questions available so that we can try to answer everything promptly.

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday 12th January 2021 / 15:30 – 16:15 BST

CONNECT – Internal Placements, Proposed Placements & Work Related Activity

This week’s webinar will concentrate on how staff can log proposed future placements without the need to create a full placement. The session will also focus on how a staff member can flag students as not placement ready via the internal placement functionality, in addition to documenting any work-related activity.

I’m interested

Tuesday 19th January 2021 / 15:30 – 16:15 BST

CONNECT – Advertising Placement Opportunities

This week’s webinar will concentrate on how staff can log placement opportunities to CONNECT. This includes advertising placement opportunities via the Student App which students can apply for. We will also focus on how staff can approve and deny any placement opportunity student application.

I’m interested

Missed a webinar? 

Don’t worry if you didn’t have the chance to catch this weeks webinar – CONNECT – C.V. Creation & Tracking.

You can access them all on-demand via our website. 

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Stephen Hackney

Director / Co-founder

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