Stranded schools need careers guidance support

Careers guidance
With careers advice "patchy and inconsistent" across the country, a major report is calling for the National Careers Service to be expanded to support schools in meeting the challenging careers guidance duty.

The lack of direct links between the National Careers Service (NCS) and schools has become a “major barrier” to providing young people with high-quality careers guidance.

A report from the National Careers Council says that now is the time to expand the NCS remit to schools and colleges to help tackle the fragmentation of careers advice services brought about by government cuts.

The report, An Aspirational Nation, highlights that while we have 1.09 million young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) reports that more than half of businesses are not confident they can find enough recruits.

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