Tag: education

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

Employment Support for Housing Associations

Social housing providers have recently been increasing the support they provide to their tenants to help them into sustainable employment. Helping tenants into work is critical not just financially but also socially. Gaining employment will give tenants a sense of place in the world, reduce the negative impact of inter-generational worklessness on communities (which can … Continue reading Employment Support for Housing Associations

The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?

The threat of computerisation has historically been confined to routine, intensive jobs. However, developments in technology are now allowing the computerisation of non-routine tasks as well. This is likely to have a massive impact on the employment possibilities in many industries in the future. A report from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of … Continue reading The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?

Ofsted: too many of our brightest children are being let down in the state system

An Ofsted report ‘The Most Able Students: Are they doing as well as they should in our non-selective secondary schools?’ has found that thousands of bright children are being let down by England’s non-selective secondary schools. The survey found that in 2012, 65% of pupils (65,000) who had achieved a Level 5 (the highest grade) … Continue reading Ofsted: too many of our brightest children are being let down in the state system

Your online career ‘life’

The internet is part of most people’s everyday life. We use it to support our educational, working and social lives. But how many people consider how those three ‘lives’ that we live online could impact us, both positively and negatively? The recent media furore around Paris Brown, who was appointed as the Youth Police and Crime Commissioner … Continue reading Your online career ‘life’

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

The transition from education to employment

A report called ‘Education to Employment: Designing a System that Works’ by McKinsey and Company explores the transition for young people from school into sustainable employment. The report also questions why there is such a gap between what employers want and the skills students leave school with. “There are high levels of youth unemployment and … Continue reading The transition from education to employment

Extending access to independent careers guidance

From September 2012, schools were given the responsibility of securing independent and impartial career guidance for students in Years 9-11. However, from September 2013, this duty will be extended to include Year 8 students and 16-18-year-olds in both schools and colleges. In May 2012, the Department for Education published a consultation on extending the duty … Continue reading Extending access to independent careers guidance

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