A Follow-Up Study of New Arrangements for Connexions/Careers/IAG Services for Young People in England.
The aim of the survey reported here is to describe and analyse the arrangements for the provision of Connexions/careers/IAG services that have been put in place by the 150 local authorities in England since full budgetary and management responsibility for these services passed to them on 1 April 2008. The survey updates the position reported in the earlier report on New Arrangements for Connexions/Careers Services for Young People in England (Watts & McGowan, 2007). It has been undertaken against the background of a programme of radical reform of secondary education that has stimulated renewed interest in the importance of careers-related information, advice and guidance. The report examines the arrangements for Connexions/IAG services in all 150 authorities; the analysis includes a particular focus on the impact on career guidance services for young people.
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Around the world, young people face considerable challenges. Even before the disruption of the Covid-19 crisis, policymakers were seeking to respond to rapid technological advances, climate change and – in some countries – an ageing population and workforce. While children and young people worldwide generally have high aspirations and ambitions for their futures, evidence shows that they often face problematic and protracted transitions into work. In this context, new pathways from school to employment are needed. In this paper, we review extensive evidence to provide guidance on how children and young people can be best prepared to succeed in their school-to-work transitions, both now and in the future.
Education Development Trust is delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing the new National Careers Service delivery contract for the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire and the Humber. We have been delivering the service since 2004 and will now continue to work with some of our trusted partners across the regions for the next three years.
Effective careers advice is impossible without good quality labour market information. Careers professionals and advisers, the people whose job it is to offer and support careers advice in the community or in schools, are key to success. Vital to their work is access and familiarity with a robust and sophisticated body of intelligence about the labour market.
Education Development Trust is working in partnership with Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver a new careers guidance programme funded via the Effective Transition Fund. The Dorset Marvels programme will test approaches on how providing long-term targeted careers guidance in Key Stage 4 can enable students to transition to, and sustain, engagement in a high-quality post-16 destination.