March 25, 2021

Starting Early: New research shows strong impact of career-related learning on primary-aged children

“A key part of the solution to the post-Covid education recovery and challenging stereotypes is giving children access to role models from the world of work who can inspire, motivate and help children see why education is relevant.” – Karen Giles, Head Teacher at Barham Primary School Based on new in-depth research, insights and surveys, Starting […]

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March 20, 2021

Evaluation of the North East UK Gatsby Benchmarks Pilot Released

The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) at the University of Derby has published the final evaluation of the Gatsby funded North East pilot of the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance. The results show that improving career guidance by using the Benchmarks can lead to better student outcomes, while also raising aspirations and increasing […]

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March 18, 2021

Australian Skills Classification helps link the labour market to skills development

For the first time in Australia, the new Australian Skills Classification provides a connection between labour market analysis and skills needs. This will assist the National Skills Commission (NSC) in identifying workforce skills gaps, up-skilling or transition pathways, business diversification opportunities, and influencing training package design. As a core component of the NSC’s Jobs and […]

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February 25, 2021

How schools can help protect young people in a recession

Career guidance has never been seen as more important but what really makes a difference to the prospects of young people? This paper provides guidance to schools on how school leaders, teachers and guidance professionals can be most confident that they are providing useful support to students. It summarises available research on how schools can […]

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February 11, 2021

OECD release new report – Career Guidance for Adults in a Changing World of Work

Career guidance is a fundamental policy lever to help adults successfully navigate a constantly evolving labour market through advice and information on job and training opportunities. Most adults who do not train say that there was no training offer that they wanted to take up (82%). This may reflect a lack of understanding of the […]

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