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    £70m for careers in this parliament

    Two announcements this week provide the clearest signs yet that the government is serious about tackling the problem of disadvantaged and at risk young people ending up ‘not in education, employment or training’ (NEET). The first was the Prime Minister’s speech on improving young people’s life chances (11th January). Among...

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  2. Paul Chubb honoured for his careers work by the Queen

    Congratulations to Paul Chubb who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to careers education and guidance. He is currently the driving force behind the scheme to nationally validate England’s CEIAG quality awards in his role as Director of the Quality in Careers...

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  3. Sam Gyimah sets new milestone for CEG

    On Wednesday, the Education and Childcare Minister talked to the Westminster Employment Forum about the government's vision for careers education. Since Michael Gove abolished the statutory requirement for careers education in schools in 2011, vision and funding have been noticeably lacking in government policy-making. This change of heart, in no small...

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    Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Educatiomn

    This new framework (March 2018) updates and replaces the November 2015 version. Supplementary resources are available at http://www.thecdi.net/Careers-Framework-2018

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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 education programmes

    For information about Business Class, Careers Lab, Barclays LifeSkills, FutureProof, Bright crop and other programmes supported by Business in the Community

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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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