Tag: careers education

STEM Role Models – Britain HAS Got Talented Female Engineers

A STEM-focussed report has been published, providing a positive viewpoint of female engineers and offering support for the female uptake of STEM subjects. This challenges the recent wave of negative STEM reports, which have tended to focus on the fact that young women aren’t choosing to study science and engineering. This report states why women … Continue reading STEM Role Models – Britain HAS Got Talented Female Engineers

Careers in and around fashion design

Since the dawn of time, there has been a mismatch between young people's career aspirations and the realities of the world of work. These days, it's people wanting to become footballers, fashion designers or any other number of extremely competitive jobs. In the days of cavemen and women, I suppose there were people who wanted … Continue reading Careers in and around fashion design

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 Impact of FE Learning

A report from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,“The Impact of FE Learning”, has found that undertaking further education has had many career, financial, personal and social benefits for the learners and wider community. The report has found that a third of men and nearly a third of women who participated in further education … Continue reading The Impact of FE Learning

The challenges of delivering careers guidance

Last week, a small team from CASCAiD visited an academy in Lincolnshire to support a careers day. As part of the day, Year 10 students had the opportunity to take part in sessions with various employers from a number of industry sectors. We spent the day talking to young people who wanted to find out more … Continue reading The challenges of delivering careers guidance

Head teachers demand good quality work experience for all students

Our partners at ASDAN Education have published the findings of a new report looking at the importance of work experience. Good quality work experience is essential to education, according to the head teachers and business leaders of the Employment and Skills Forum (ESF). Their views are published in the ESF's latest report. 84% of those … Continue reading Head teachers demand good quality work experience for all students

National Careers Week – involving parents in career planning

It's the final day of National Careers Week. Today, we look at how parents and carers can help to support young people's career decisions. Career decisions – top tips for parents and carers At CASCAiD, we are regularly contacted by parents and carers about how they can support their child with planning their career. Young … Continue reading National Careers Week – involving parents in career planning

National Careers Week – technology in careers education, information, advice and guidance

Our latest post to support National Careers Week looks at the role of ICT in careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). To find out more about National Careers Week, click here. The role of ICT in CEIAG Technology-based resources have an important part to play in CEIAG delivery. CEIAG delivery can require extensive human resource, but with … Continue reading National Careers Week – technology in careers education, information, advice and guidance

National Careers Week – An earlier introduction to careers

For the second day of National Careers Week, we look at why it’s important to introduce the concept of a career early. You can find out more about National Careers Week by clicking here. An earlier introduction to careers At what age should young people start to learn about different careers? The Education Act 2011 … Continue reading National Careers Week – An earlier introduction to careers

National Careers Week – Why should schools care about careers?

This week is National Careers Week. To celebrate, we’re sharing some thoughts on the importance of careers education, advice and guidance throughout the week. You can find out more about National Careers Week by clicking here. Why should schools care about careers? As we know, the Education Act 2011 places a new duty on schools to … Continue reading National Careers Week – Why should schools care about careers?