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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 (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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    Should we rely on Ofsted to tell us what good career guidance is?

    The publication by the organisers of National Careers Week of What you need to know for Ofsted is a welcome resource for Careers Leaders packed as it is with good practice ideas and tips. However, I do have reservations about encouraging an approach to managing career guidance which is predicated...

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    La La Careers Land

    The Apprenticeships and Skills Minister invites you to share in his escapist careers world fantasy. I am delighted to have the opportunity today to talk to you about lifelong careers, which will play a significant part in this government’s industrial strategy. What he meant You are a carefully-selected friendly audience...

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    Careers education that works for everyone

    I may have misheard her, but I think she said that was her mission. Mind you, I thought Tony Blair had said that his mission was ‘careers education, careers education, careers education’! Right now, we have a system that’s broken. Instead of raising the standard of careers education, the coalition...

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