Tag: National Careers Service

Careers – it’s a noisy place to be!

Wow, it’s been quite a year in the careers education, information, advice and guidance world. Since the release of Ofsted’s thematic review, 'Going in the right direction?', last September, it seems like we’ve been bombarded with reports, commentary and statements about CEIAG. Private, public and voluntary sector organisations have been voicing their opinions on careers … Continue reading Careers – it’s a noisy place to be!

Sustainable Employment through Skills

Yesterday, I attended the Sustainable Employment through Skills conference organised by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion. The event aimed to bring together providers from the Work Programme and skills providers from the private sector and colleges, to explore the role of skills in helping unemployed … Continue reading Sustainable Employment through Skills

The Future of Careers Education and Guidance – 14th Annual National Conference for CEG Advisers and Consultants

Update from Jason Owen, CASCAiD's UK Sales Manager I attended day one of the Annual National Conference for CEG Advisers and Consultants or the ‘David Andrews Conference’ as it is also known, which took place on the 17th November in York. David had put together an excellent, topical programme, which included key notes from Jennifer Coupland … Continue reading The Future of Careers Education and Guidance – 14th Annual National Conference for CEG Advisers and Consultants

The real benefits of vocational qualifications

Following the release of the Government’s response to the Wolf Review, vocational qualifications are again in the spotlight. And in light of the changes happening in higher education, the press have been exploring the value of vocational qualifications and whether they are an alternative to a university degree (Guardian , Telegraph  and BBC). As someone … Continue reading The real benefits of vocational qualifications

ICG Adult Guidance Conference

An update on the ICG Adult Guidance Conference from Jason Owen, our UK Sales Manager. On Tuesday 10th May, John Kelly, Director of Sales and Marketing and I attended the Institute of Careers Guidance (ICG) Adult Guidance Conference at the Jury’s Hotel in a sunny Birmingham.  I’d not been to Birmingham for a few months and … Continue reading ICG Adult Guidance Conference