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New law to help careers advice

19 June 2019

The Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan MP, has announced Government plans for a new law that would see staff from colleges visit schools as part of careers advice from early secondary school to talk about the opportunities open to them. Martin Doel, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges (AoC), said: “To make informed choices for the future, young people need high quality, impartial careers information about all post-16 education and training options, including apprenticeships and technical and professional education. We have long been calling for an improvement to the system and welcome the changes outlined. Colleges recognise the critical nature of good careers education and will be very keen to continue to work together with their local schools. This announcement will make that a reality.”