Online career tool for college

Peterborough Regional College (PRC) is pleased to announce that it has launched Career Coach, a free online tool that allows users to explore potential careers.

Career Coach shows potential and current students of all ages how courses and programmes offered at PRC will lead to careers that interest them.

This user-friendly web based tool can be accessed via the College’s website at www.peterborough.ac.uk and provides valuable real-time information on wages, employment trends and job availability for careers, as well as the education that will help users reach their career goals.

“People may know what career they wish to pursue, but they don’t always know the educational background and training that is necessary for their chosen career,” said Angela Joyce, Principal at PRC. “Career Coach will show them which jobs are in demand in this region and then provides them with a pathway to the qualifications that would prepare them for that career.

“With the government changes to careers advice nationally, we are seeking to ensure PRC provides as much impartial information as possible to support our local community and their future employment.”

Career Coach takes job hunting and career opportunities to the next level as it connects students and the unemployed to the available jobs in the area and for those individuals who are looking to re-train can also use the facility to see what courses they would need to do to achieve their dream career. This new service includes a built-in CV builder to help students and jobseekers quickly and efficiently put together an updated CV with key skills and work experience.

Executive director of students at PRC, Joanne Hather-Dennis said: “Employment related activities are some of top searches on the internet and we are excited about adding this tool to our website and providing current, prospective students and the community at large a valuable tool to help guide the process of career selection.”

For more information on Career Coach or Peterborough Regional College, log onto www.peterborough.ac.uk or call the Information Centre on 0845-8728722.