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Share your thoughts on the quality of careers advice in schools with House of Commons Committee

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by HouseOfCommons, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. HouseOfCommons

    HouseOfCommons New commenter

    The Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee has launched an inquiry looking at careers advice, information and guidance. This inquiry is set to look at issues such as the quality of current careers advice, the effectiveness of careers advice in supporting people into apprenticeships, and how careers advice in schools and college can help match skills with the needs of the jobs market.

    The Committee would like to hear your thoughts and experiences to help inform the work of Parliament and scrutinise the work of the Government.

    Key Questions
    • How good do you think careers advice, information and guidance services are?
    • How impartial is the careers advice, information and guidance provided by schools and colleges? Does it do enough to make young people aware of all the options available to them (e.g. options to go on to university, into apprenticeships, into vocational training etc)?
    • Is there enough information and guidance available about apprenticeships – what they involve and how to become an apprentice?
    • Would you like to see employers play a bigger role in providing careers advice, information and guidance to young people? Is there enough interaction between employers and schools?

    Submit your comments

    You can share your comments in this thread which will be provided to the Committee. You can also send in a formal submission through the Committee's evidence portal.

    Committee Evidence portal

    The deadline for submission is 20 January.
     
  2. HouseOfCommons

    HouseOfCommons New commenter

    On Monday 8 February from 4.15pm, the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy will hear from experts and representatives of the education and business sectors as part of its inquiry into careers advice, information and guidance.

    The session will investigate the current provision of careers advice, information and guidance, and how it can be improved.

    Issues likely to be covered include:
    • the quality of careers guidance in schools and colleges
    • making students aware of apprenticeship opportunities
    • links between schools and employers
    • the relationship between careers guidance and the labour market
    At 4.15pm
    • Professor Louise Archer, Director, ASPIRES 2 Project, King’s College London
    • Professor Ann Hodgson, Co-Director, Centre for Post-14 Education and Work, University College, London
    • Professor Sir John Holman, Gatsby Foundation
    • Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Principal Research Fellow, University of Warwick
    At 5.05pm
    • Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers
    • Sian Carr, Vice President, Association and School and College Leaders, and Executive Principal, Skinners’ Kent Academy, Tunbridge Wells
    • Martin Doel OBE, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges
    • Marcus Mason, Head of Business, Education and Skills, British Chambers of Commerce
    Watch the session in full on Parliament TV.

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  3. HouseOfCommons

    HouseOfCommons New commenter

    On Monday 21 March from 4.15pm, the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy will hear from Government Ministers Sam Gyimah MP and Nick Boles MP, as well as Ofsted, the National Careers Service and the Careers and Enterprise Company as part of its inquiry into careers advice, information and guidance.

    Issues likely to be covered include:
    • The quality of careers information, advice and guidance in England
    • How effectively different Government departments and other bodies work together on careers information, advice and guidance
    • Building links between employers and schools, and the extent to which careers information, advice and guidance is aligned to the needs of the labour market
    • The role of careers information, advice and guidance in promoting apprenticeships
    At 4.15pm
    • Joe Billington, Director, National Careers Service
    • Sean Harford, National Director, Education, Ofsted
    • Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, Careers and Enterprise Company
    At 5.00pm
    • Sam Gyimah MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education, Department for Education
    • Nick Boles MP, Minister for Skills, Department for Education and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
    Watch the session in full on Parliament TV.

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