To celebrate National Careers Week, we’ve asked members of the CASCAID team about their early experiences of work and how those experiences have influenced their careers. Today, it's the turn of our Product Manager, Simon King. "I left school in the mid-80s; when the job situation was dire. Luckily, my dad was able to get … Continue reading National Careers Week – My First Job
Did you know that the data generated by students when using online careers resources is invaluable when deciding what careers events to put on and it can also help quantify the impact that your resources are having upon your students? It's no good having your students looking at information on a career that doesn't exist anymore, … Continue reading Ensuring value for money, time and effort
In December 2015 we collected data on career guidance provision from 53 Ofsted School inspection reports that were undertaken using the new School Inspection Handbook. Here's what we found... The inclusion of the evaluation of careers guidance provision within Ofsted inspections is working This latest version of the handbook is the second to contain specific … Continue reading Huge Improvement in Career Guidance Provision
Destination measures will become a headline performance measure from 2016 Sam Gyimah, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Education and Childcare speaking at The Careers Education and Guidance Summit, November 5th. (The 'quote' above was recorded in the personal notes of a delegate, Mr Gyimah didn't have any slides nor is there a transcript of … Continue reading Students’ career data: Where are they thinking of moving onto?
Yesterday, HMCI Sir Michael Wilshaw published The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2014/15. Whilst newspaper headlines focused on regional differences in how secondary schools performed, I was looking at the instances of failure in careers guidance contained in the report. However, if you would like to see some information … Continue reading Career Guidance Failures in Ofsted Annual Report 14/15: Some of the Causes
Job Data Explorer is a tool that CASCAID has started developing and are looking for feedback. The tool displays data on job adverts from around the country, across occupations and over time, letting you evaluate how well any program is working and therefore giving you the information you need to change tack. We collect tens … Continue reading How well is your job creation program doing?
I understand how important labour market information is: Where are the jobs? Where are the jobs going to be? What are the jobs? What are the jobs going to be? What does that job entail? What will I have to do? What skills will I need to have? What subjects should I study? What … Continue reading Is your LMI doing the Job?
Good career guidance is important for social mobility because it helps open pupils' eyes to careers that they may not have considered Gatsby: 'Good Career Guidance' Helping young people discover careers that they won't have heard of before is something that we take very seriously at CASCAID. When we saw what the most popular 'Areas of … Continue reading Young People Aim for the Usual Suspects
There is no single ‘magic bullet’ in career guidance. The government is referring to the Gatsby report on ‘Good Career Guidance’ when discussing its intentions towards careers advice and guidance in schools. This article highlights how using a combination of our products can help meet and exceed the eight benchmarks recommended in the report. … Continue reading How CASCAID Products Meet and Exceed the Eight Benchmarks in the Gatsby Report