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Cegnet to close at end of month

After 20 years, Cegnet will shut down at the end of October. For the first ten years, Cegnet was a highly-valued part of the Government’s careers education support programme. A careers trainer and adviser in 2005 wrote: “Cegnet is an excellent resource in supporting our work in schools and colleges. It is the first time that teachers and advisers can see together all of the documents and resources they need to support them in delivering and supporting careers education in schools and colleges.”

It was thanks to first VT Careers Management and then for the last seven years Adviza that the Cegnet platform was maintained with content provided (increasingly infrequently) by myself and occasional contributors. The latest and final resource to be uploaded this week on Cegnet is ‘Learning for Careers’, a series of articles for careers leaders on implementing the Gatsby benchmarks. Please download any of these articles from the Resources section (under Teaching and Learning), and any other resources that you want, before the end of the month. (‘Learning for Careers’ will continue to be available on the Careers Companion subscription site).

This is an incredibly difficult time for careers leaders in schools and colleges as the Covid 19 pandemic severely disrupts theirwork. It also goes hardly without saying that their work has never been more important with the damage the outbreak is doing to young people’s education and employment opportunities. As I sign off for the last time, I wish everyone in the careers sector all the very best in rising to the challenge. If ever there was a time for the Government to support careers leaders with a new programme of virtual and online careers education resources, it’s now!

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