Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

STEM careers have been in the news recently, and this is because more businesses are now asking for training in the areas where they feel skills are short and STEM are seen to be part of this. Sean Coughlan BBC’s Education Correspondent stated that, ‘Vocational skills and technical education have been longstanding weaknesses in England's … Continue reading Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

17 top tips to help maximise your Kudos subscription

17 top tips to help maximise your Kudos subscription

Easy to navigate and intuitive to use, Kudos, the UK’s most popular, impartial careers guidance program, is designed to seamlessly embed itself within your career guidance activity. This is great news for teachers and careers advisers who can rely on the breadth of up-to-date information Kudos offers as well as the wide range of free classroom resources. Register … Continue reading 17 top tips to help maximise your Kudos subscription

You may, or may not have heard of Progress 8 and/or Attainment 8? But what are they?

You may, or may not have heard of Progress 8 and/or Attainment 8? But what are they?

Progress 8 and Attainment 8 combine to form part of a new secondary school accountability system, which was introduced in 2016. A school accountability system is way of measuring how well a school is performing, and then comparing this measure, or score, to other similar schools. The new secondary school accountability measures will be based … Continue reading You may, or may not have heard of Progress 8 and/or Attainment 8? But what are they?

The 2017 Careers Toolkit: for new and experienced career leaders

The 2017 Careers Toolkit: for new and experienced career leaders

You’ve been asked to ‘take on’ careers work in the school or college. You don’t know where to start. Or maybe you have been leading careers work for a while and would like to explore how you can develop the careers programme, possibly undertaking a careers quality award. Do you know what you are supposed … Continue reading The 2017 Careers Toolkit: for new and experienced career leaders

A timely boost for the vocational/technical route

A timely boost for the vocational/technical route

The status, value and importance of vocational/technical education has received a tremendous boost with the passing of an amendment to the government’s further and technical education bill. This amendment will ‘force’ schools to give FE colleges and apprenticeship providers access to their pupils, via careers guidance. Schools, including both LA-maintained and academies, will now be … Continue reading A timely boost for the vocational/technical route

CASCAID Joins Careers Champion as Prize Partner for 2017

CASCAID Joins Careers Champion as Prize Partner for 2017

CASCAID is delighted to support the national careers champion award as Careers Champion develops and continues to grow from strength to strength. Previously, November’s fourth careers champion competition saw over 50 nominations and a record of 10,000 votes casted with Grimsby Institute Careers Adviser, Jenny Emmerson who won the award. This year CASCAID will be … Continue reading CASCAID Joins Careers Champion as Prize Partner for 2017