Why career changers are just as important as the next generation by Sarah Foxley

We start the year with an article by Sarah Foxley, an ex-heritage professional who is now in her 2nd year with The Open University studying Computing and IT. She provides some real insights to how we can make a difference by investing in adult education for career changes as well as the younger generation.

Sarah has researched adult career change and provides links to a number of excellent resources in her article. She looks at career change from a number of angles i.e.

  • The advantages for business and employers to invest in adults
  • Career changes can help to tackle the diversity problem
  • What businesses can do to encourage and support career changers
  • What a prospective career change can do to support their choice

Sarah is our second career changer who is following the Open University route. We previously published an article by Denise Arkley who started studying with the Open University in 2017. You can read both article and some of our other articles by clicking on the links below.

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