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Careers advice report published

14 December 2017

Responding to the publication of Careers education, information, advice and guidance, by the Commons Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy, Martin Doel, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “The first joint report from the Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Select Committees rightly recognises the on-going inadequacies of careers education and guidance in this country. “As the Government looks to raise awareness of technical and professional education and training, including apprenticeships, it is vital that young people benefit from access to high-quality and impartial education and careers advice to ensure they are aware of all the routes to employment that are open to them. “The focus for the Government must now be to create a coherent and effective service which is delivered in the local community, supported by local enterprise partnerships and bringing together educational providers, so that young people are being given information relevant to both the local and national jobs market. “Good careers advice needs to become the norm if this country is going to succeed across all areas of its economy.”