If you’re reading Moving On, it goes without saying that you’re keen to find out what’s out there for you in the world of work, apprenticeships, further and higher education. This magazine was set up to provide young people like you (and your parents/guardians) with up-to-date information which will help you towards choosing the best career pathway for you and the qualifications you’ll need to attain to achieve your goals.
Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills got into trouble recently, by suggesting that teachers hadn’t got a clue about giving careers advice. Moving On’s Publisher, Sharon Walpole, had a few things to say about his comments. Here are some snippets from the article she wrote for The Guardian…
“Teachers do know about work, but careers advice is for specialists. It’s insulting to suggest that teachers don’t know about work. But careers advice is about understanding the options available and how to prepare – and that requires careers advisers.”
“The jobs market has radically changed over recent years. Young people need to understand the realities of different career paths, and this can involve making key decisions from as early as 13, when choosing GCSEs, to avoid ruling out necessary subjects.”
To read the full article, go to: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/mar/11/teachers-work-careers-advice-specialists