Author: Helen - CASCAiD

An engaging day at The Skills Show 2013, NEC

  Last Friday, all of the staff from CASCAiD went on a journey to visit The Skills Show 2013 at the NEC in Birmingham. We wanted to see first-hand how young people were finding out about skills, training and careers. It was a very good show for interacting with young people and demonstrating the range … Continue reading An engaging day at The Skills Show 2013, NEC

Parents’ views on Careers Advice

A number of parents have been asked for their views on whether the careers service in the UK works.  This has been requested from The National Careers Council which is reporting to the Government on the current state of the careers service in the UK. Asked on the popular parents’ site, Mumsnet, parents have been … Continue reading Parents’ views on Careers Advice

The future of careers guidance at the iCeGS Annual Lecture 2011

We recently exhibited at and attended the iCeGS (International Centre for Guidance Studies) Annual Lecture which took place at the University of Derby on 16th June 2011. This was the 13th iCeGS Annual Lecture and for those with a superstitious nature, the original date for the event had been postponed due to snow. Unfortunately, John Hayes (Minister … Continue reading The future of careers guidance at the iCeGS Annual Lecture 2011

Calls to axe the National Offender Management Service

With cuts happening left, right and centre, is it any surprise that Napo has called for the scrapping of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS)? The idea to link prison and probation services was introduced by the Labour government but now the probation officers' union, Napo has said it has failed to support offenders during … Continue reading Calls to axe the National Offender Management Service

Blueprint for the new aacs

By August of this year, we should see the new aacs (Adult Advancement and Careers Service) in action. BIS (The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) has issued the latest document on the new aacs: A blueprint for skills accounts and the adult advancement and careers service. This is available at: http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/corporate/docs/f/10-648-fuelling-potential.pdf The new service will … Continue reading Blueprint for the new aacs