Professional development centres around building and maintaining competence: the recognised knowledge, skills and attributes needed to deliver results in a chosen field. Having a professional development plan means the IET can support your students in reaching their goals faster and more effectively. Keeping their development under review will ensure they progress in the right direction and achieve their learning outcomes.
IET Career Manager
Encourage your students to use IET Career Manager: our online development recording and planning tool. They will be able to seize control of their professional life by keeping an up-to-date record of their education, learning and development in one central place and, if they choose, producing and creating a CV for prospective employers.
In addition, if you have students pursuing technician registration on their work placement year, Career Manager will provide the support and guidance they need to record their experience, assess their progress and apply for their professional qualification.
Using Career Manager regularly is a fantastic habit-forming process for a student; as they begin to review and recognise their skills, they will start to see ways to develop. In addition, using an industry specific tool helps them to demonstrate their competence and commitment to an employer against a recognised engineering framework when they move into a working environment.
Here are some documents on Career Manager to support students: