Schools & colleges

See how GMACS and Xello can benefit your school and students.

Across Greater Manchester, GMCA and the Bridge GM team have been working to improve the standing of the careers agenda. Together with the Mayor, we believe improving the line of sight to less well known occupations and pathways is critical.

In today’s complex, fast-paced and changing labour market, we need to ensure young people know about the many and varied opportunities for their futures.

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The benefits of using GMACS

GMACS provides a trusted and balanced source of careers information in one place, and can be used alongside Xello or as a standalone resource.

GMACS can help you deliver your careers programme and show students how to:

  • Access and use labour market information.
  • Explore how subjects link to the world of work.
  • Meet and interact with a range of businesses, organisations and providers.
  • Explore workplaces through workplace visits, work shadowing and work experience placements.
  • Access impartial information, advice and guidance about future pathways, study options and careers.

The Benefits of using Xello

Xello personalises learning at scale and helps create future-ready students who can thrive in the world of work.

Educator benefits include:

  • Ready-made reports at the student, school, and multi-site level.
  • Comprehensive student profiles providing a snapshot of each student's skills, interests, and progress within Xello.
  • Turn-key curriculum in the form of integrated lessons, easily woven into the existing curriculum or assigned as independent activities.

Student benefits include:

  • Interactive assessments to help students understand their strengths, skills, and unique interests.
  • A shareable, online portfolio to showcase student interests, skills, and abilities.
  • Access to hundreds of career and education profiles, written to a year 7 level.
  • Immersive, personalised lessons that encourage students to reflect, reassess and build real-world skills.

Schools' FAQs'

Contact Bridge GM. This team works with schools and colleges across Greater Manchester to develop their careers and employer engagement programmes, aligned to school/college improvement plans and the Gatsby Benchmarks.

LMI includes information such as job roles and descriptions, average salary ranges and whether demand for job types is expected to grow or decline. LMI can help bring lessons to life, enhance the curriculum, career sessions and employer visits, and provide real-world examples of how specific subjects and skills relate to jobs.

You can learn more about Greater Manchester’s labour market on Bridge GM. The careers website explains how you can use LMI to help shape career decisions.

You can find details of local providers and organisations in our education and training section.

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