To effectively link curriculum learning to careers, schools and colleges can adopt strategies outlined in Gatsby Benchmark 4:
Embed Careers in the Curriculum: By infusing career-related content within subjects, schools can help students recognise the practical applications of their learning in different future careers.
Engage Career Leaders: Collaborate with careers leaders and experts who can guide subject teachers in aligning curriculum content with industry demands and trends.
Integrate STEM Subjects: Champion STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects throughout the curriculum to bridge the gap between classroom learning and future careers in these high-demand fields.
Plan Career Learning Outputs: Develop a structured plan to integrate career learning outputs into the careers programme. This involves identifying learning objectives, resources, and methods to connect subject learning with careers.