Thursday, 28 June 2012

Making sense of careers

an article by Helen Plant (NIACE) published in

The launch back in April of a National Careers Service for adults in England has been broadly welcomed across the learning and skills sector. Universally available to all adults via face to face, telephone and web-based provision, the service offers an opportunity to provide coherent information, advice and guidance to adults. But will it empower them?

Careers advice is essentially a means to an end. The test of its structures and processes will be their effectiveness in helping adults to navigate the increasingly complex and unpredictable worlds of learning and work.

Continue reading here where you will find sensible comment on how to “get it right” and ensure that careers advice is not an “intervention at point of crisis” but an ongoing interaction with IAG services.

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