IEP Progress Report 2018
23 October 2018
Posted by: Heather Ette
by Scott Parkin FIEP, IEP Executive Chairman
I was delighted to provide an overview of the IEP's progress at the recent AGM.
Working with the IEP this year has been a tremendously rewarding experience. The Institute has gone from strength to strength, building on the success of last year’s extraordinary progress.
We have continued to develop new strategic and corporate partnerships with organisations across the wider employability sector, incorporating housing associations, care providers and, more recently, the careers sector. We have facilitated the development of the Apprenticeship Trailblazer, seeing the Employer Group grow to xx organisations who have given so much of their time, commitment, knowledge and experience to the successful development of the Employability Practitioner Level 4 standard.
We set out very clear objectives at the start of the year which included the redesign and relaunch of the IEP website to enhance and improve the way we communicate and promote our messages. We also committed to establishing a series of regional networking events for Fellows and Members, providing more opportunities for employability professionals to connect with each other and access more learning and development opportunities. We are delighted to have been able to deliver on both of these objectives and have been hugely excited with the level of interest.
Along with Board Objectives we have continued to enhance content through the IEP's weekly newsletter, 'EP' and have developed and delivered a wider social media strategy through the launch of our new SocialLink app which is enabling Member-Member peer connection and new opportunities to grow contacts and build relationships with an ever-increasing number of IEP Members from a wide range of organisations who now make up the new employability sector.
We look forward to further building our relationships in the year ahead, developing new partnerships and improving the benefits of IEP membership so that our frontline people can access everything they need to do their jobs better, develop their careers, gain their potential and continue to deliver better outcomes for all.
You can view our 2017-2018 Progress Report here