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  1. Launch of the Tony Watts Reader

    A reception was held in London on Wednesday to launch Career Development, Policy and Practice: the Tony Watts Reader. Tony Watts  is shown here with Keith Herrmann (Director of Employability at the University of Surrey) and Virginia Isaac (incoming president of the CDI). The volume was edited by Lyn Barham and Tristram...

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    Enterprise Adviser Network launched

    The Careers and Enterprise Company formally launched a new network of enterprise advisers at a reception in the House of Lords last Wednesday, 16th September. This network of volunteers will be overseen by an Enterprise Co-ordinator in each Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area who will be employed by the LEP....

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    Some schools failing in their duty to provide impartial careers guidance

    New research from CASCAID has highlighted key areas for improvement to school and college based careers provision in England. Evaluations from 316 schools that were completed anonymously show that despite revised government guidance, some schools are still failing to meet their legal obligations to provide their students with impartial careers guidance. Five...

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    Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Educatiomn

    This new framework (November 2015) updates and replaces the ACEG Framework so it is reassuringly familiar! Supplementary resources are available at http://www.thecdi.net/New-Careers-Framework-2015 

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    Central London Careers Hub

    Andy Gardner's Central London Careers Hub offers half-day occupational and labour market information seminars in central London for career development practitioners on a wide range of topics  

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    CEG in Ofsted school inspections from September 2015

    Read the Cegnet briefing on how Ofsted inspects careers advice and guidance in schools

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    Business in the Community

    BITC runs and supports initiatives to involve responsible businesses in preparing young people for the world of work 

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  1. The Inspiration Vision

    You'll get a lot of pleasure from reading Thomas Staunton's 'Running in a forest' blog. In a recent entry, he points out the shortcomings of Michael Gove's simplistic and one-dimensional careers role models policy. Is the policy a thinly-veiled attempt to get employers to pay for what was once funded out...

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  2. Expanding Future Frontiers

    Focused mentoring is a strategy for raising the aspirations of disadvantaged young people. Today I had the pleasure of going along to the newly-established Oasis Academy in Lambeth to see a coaching session in action organised by Future Frontiers for under-achieving Year 7 students. Future Frontiers was set up by...

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  3. Raising aspirations through IAG

    Congratulations to Youth Connexions Hertfordshire for organising a successful conference for local education and training providers this week. The theme was ‘Raising Aspirations through IAG’. Speakers, workshop presenters and participants emphasised the importance of closing the achievement gap and raising aspirations for all. They challenged the notion that young people,...

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Social

  1. Congratulations to Katherine Horler (Careers England and Adviza) on her OBE

  2. Anne Milton, MP for Guildford, is the new Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills

  3. What happens to careers strategy now Robert Halfon has been sacked? Who will apprenticeship & skills go to? Anne Milton or Robert Goodwill?