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Careermap & The Careers and Enterprise Company Free CPD Webinar
October 7, 2019
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Careermap in collaboration with The Careers and Enterprise Company are hosting a live webinar aiming to help schools and colleges to achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks so they can begin applying them to their Careers Strategy.

This informative webinar will take place on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 4pm

It’s completely free to join and thanks to technology, you can join anywhere, all you’ll need is a WiFi and a device which can be connected to it. Book below but don’t forget to come back to find out more about what the event will entail. 

Once you have booked you’ll later receive the login details closer to the time. Have a question? Want more information? You can email info@careermap.co.uk to find out more! 

Christine Hodgson Chairman of The Careers and Enterprise Company and CEO of Capgemini will be speaking at this event and sharing invaluable insights on how Career Leaders and teachers can create a careers programme which is stable (Gatsby Benchmark #1). 

What Will the Webinar Include?

The Careers and Enterprise webinar will include a detailed explanation focusing on how you can embed a stable careers programme which pinpoints the key principles of career education and guidance and how you can ensure pupils, teachers, employers and parents fully understand it. The CPD webinar event will also include:

  • An introduction from Sharon Walpole, Careermap Director
  • An introduction to Christine Hodgson, Chairman of The Careers and Enterprise Company
  • What is involved in a stable careers programme
  • How this can be included in day to day lessons
  • A review of the resources The CEC has available to support Careers Leaders
  • Opportunity for you to take part in the discussion and lead the way with a live Q&A

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ViewPoint: Anne Milton – ‘We are Bringing About a Breakthrough in Careers’
April 29, 2019
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Sixteen months on from the launch of the careers strategy there is a real buzz of excitement about careers, insists the skills minister when talking to TES

When I first became minister of state for skills and apprenticeships, I heard all too often that careers education and guidance was not reaching all those young people most in need of it.

Despite the good intentions and hard work of many, careers provision was patchy and too reliant on a chance encounter or a well-connected parent.

But what if you are from a family without these connections? What if you are from a disadvantaged community and do not have access to a wide range of opportunities?

That is why I was delighted to publish the careers strategy in 2017, which sets out our ambitions for a world-class careers system. Our aim is to create a thriving careers system. One that helps people to make the most of their skills and talents.

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Careers & Enterprise Company Questioned About Spending

The Education Select Committee questioned the Chief Executive and Chair of the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) on the organisation’s role in coordinating careers and enterprise support and the delivery of the Government’s careers strategy. (16th May 2018)

Deirdre Huges OBE has collated and shared how the Committee meeting has been reported in the press. CEC Education Select Committee

The following article by Paul Offord was published by FE Week.

The Careers and Enterprise Company has been heavily criticised for spending almost £1 million on research and not on frontline guidance for learners.

CEC slammed for multimillion-pound research spending

During a bruising appearance before the Commons education select committee, where CEC was called an “overbloated quango”, its chair Christine Hodgson admitted that £900,000 had been spent on research since it was set up in July 2015.

Nine research reports were pushed out in the last few months of 2017 alone.

Ms Hodgson and chief executive Claudia Harris provoked further bemused reaction when they added that another £1,000,000 was likely to be spent on research over the next three years.

“So that is money not going to the front line?” asked Mr Halfon.

“Why do you spend money on that when you could have think-tanks, or universities, or the Department for Education doing that? Why do you need to spend £900,000 which could go to frontline careers advice, on being a think tank, which is not your role?”

Ms Harris countered that much of their research “underpins where we focus our spending – like the cold spot reports; we have got a few other reports that do same thing”. CEC also has to “evaluate our work”.

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Careers & Enterprise Company: Personal Guidance Fund
May 8, 2018
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The Personal Guidance Fund will support the development of innovative, cost-effective models for delivering personal careers guidance in schools and colleges.

Funded projects will be used to develop case studies to showcase successful and affordable delivery of Gatsby Benchmark 8 – providing personal guidance. We will then these use case studies to develop guidance to support the scaling of emerging practice across all schools and colleges.

The government’s Careers Strategy highlights the importance of personal guidance.
Download the prospectus

The prospectus sets out how projects can apply for funding to work in partnership with the Company.

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