Author: Andrew Gaskell

Exhibiting at a Futures Nottinghamshire event

Yesterday, I went with Deb Colfer, one of CASCAiD’s sales executives, to a careers guidance event in Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire.  Hosted by Futures Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, the event brought together a range of careers professionals from across the region.  While exhibiting and assisting delegates with CASCAiD product information and demonstrations was my main task for the … Continue reading Exhibiting at a Futures Nottinghamshire event

Connexions Northumberland Event

Yesterday, I exhibited for CASCAID at a careers guidance event hosted by Connexions Northumberland.  Held at Dissington Hall, the event attracted around 40 delegates.  While my main job was to help delegates by providing product demonstrations and answering questions at the CASCAiD stand, I was also able to attend a number of the seminars.   Delivering … Continue reading Connexions Northumberland Event

Changes in careers guidance duties for schools and local authorities

In the lead up to Easter, there were a number of parliamentary committee debates about the changes to the Education Bill for careers education, advice and guidance.  The committee debates took place on the 24th March and the 29th March. The committee debating the changes to the Education Bill included MPs from a range of … Continue reading Changes in careers guidance duties for schools and local authorities

The Offenders’ Learning, Skills and Employability Conference

On the 14th April, I attended the Offenders’ Learning, Skills and Employability Conference.  Held at Westminster Studio, the conference brought together a range of delegates from organisations including prisons and skills and training organisations.  The conference focused on the provision offenders need to obtain sustainable employment following their release from prison.  The first part of … Continue reading The Offenders’ Learning, Skills and Employability Conference

Decisions at 18 – The CRAC Conference

On Wednesday, I exhibited for CASCAiD at the annual CRAC conference.  This year’s event was held in Leicester and the theme was ‘Decisions at 18’.  There was a wide range of delegates, including people from Aimhigher, heads of sixth form, heads of careers, and delegates from professional bodies.  The event took place over the 29th … Continue reading Decisions at 18 – The CRAC Conference

The CASCAiD Conference

Yesterday, CASCAiD held its annual conference. This was attended by a wide range of delegates working in adult guidance and/or young people’s guidance.  The theme of the day was ‘All-age Careers Guidance’. It featured presentations about topical guidance issues, as well as the chance to find out more about CASCAiD’s latest developments.  The day was opened … Continue reading The CASCAiD Conference

The National Career Guidance Show

Last Thursday, I attended The National Career Guidance Show, held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.  The show was launched last year and was held at the Emirates Stadium in London.  Following the success of last year’s show, it was decided to run two events this year, one in Leeds and one at Wembley Stadium, … Continue reading The National Career Guidance Show

‘Partners in Action’ Work Programme conference

Yesterday, Suzette Tonks (Sales Executive) and I attended the ‘Partners in Action’ conference in London.  This was hosted by the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion, and was designed to bring together a wide range of organisations looking to work together to deliver the coalition government’s Work Programme.  The Work Programme will be the coalition … Continue reading ‘Partners in Action’ Work Programme conference

The 14-19 Skills for Employability Conference

On Tuesday, I attended a very interesting conference at America Square in London.  The conference focused on the skills young people need to develop to become successful in the workplace.  The timing of the conference was very relevant, as the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has recently released a number of reports on this topic. There … Continue reading The 14-19 Skills for Employability Conference

Tuition fee increases show the importance of guidance for post-16 options

The coalition government's plan to increase tuition fees, which could see some universities charging up to £9,000 a year, has been making the headlines recently. The rise in tuition fees is likely to have a big impact on students’ decisions about whether to attend university.  Although the coalition government proposes that students will not start … Continue reading Tuition fee increases show the importance of guidance for post-16 options