Despite these positive steps, significant progress is still required to ensure that everyone receives high-quality information that guarantees opportunities for future employment. A recent report from Education and Employers (Drawing the Future, 2018) found that children’s career aspirations have little in common with the projected workforce needs.The report also revealed that children’s career aspirations are vastly influenced by people they know, as less than 1% have interacted with people from the world of work visiting their schools. Moreover, it highlighted the issue of gender stereotyping which starts from a very young age and tends to lead to gendered career aspirations.
In light of the release of the new Government strategy, this timely symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for careers guidance advisers, head teachers, education professionals and local education authorities to review the new strategy, identify gaps and priorities and examine effective strategies to enhance the role of careers information and guidance in securing better outcomes for all young people.
• Evaluate the implementation of the Careers Strategy in its first year and identify challenges to overcome
• Assess the implementation of the Gatsby benchmarks
• Understand the importance of partnership working between schools and businesses
• Examine effective ways to overcome variability in quality of careers guidance provision across the country
• Determine how to overcome gender bias to enable pupils to make choices free of gendered stereotyped career choices
• Analyse the role and responsibilities of local authorities in encouraging, enabling and assisting young people’s participation in education and training
• Explore how to shift perceptions of apprenticeship and technical education
There is also an offer of a 20% early registration discount off the standard delegate rates (subject to type of organisation and terms and conditions) for bookings received by the 5th October 2018. Do feel free to circulate this information to relevant colleagues within your organisation.
Evaluation and Data Manager
The Careers and Enterprise Company
Katharine Horler OBE
FORUM Talent Potential CIC
Assistant National Officer, Education and Children’s Services