The evidence base in career guidance


Adventures in Career Development

Last week I was invited to the Department for Education to talk to various civil servants and people involved in the new careers company. I was rather pleased to be invited. It seems that a wind of change is sweeping through the DfE and that career guidance (and with it me) are once more back in favour.

What I tried to do was to give a potted summary of the evidence base in career guidance and to touch upon some of the key issues that look like they might be important for the new careers company e.g. employer engagement in schools and e-portfolios. I hope it was helpful and that policy continues to move in a more evidence based direction.

This is what I said

The evidence base in career guidance.

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for www.3aaa.co.uk where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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