Career Education Standard

What does it mean to Inverness College UHI and schools?

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Developing the Young Workforce

Career Education Standard

Sept 2015

 

"A focus on preparing all young people for employment should form a core element of the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence with appropriate resource dedicated to achieve this. In particular local authorities, SDS and employer representative organisations should work together to develop a more comprehensive standard for careers guidance which would reflect the involvement of employers and their role and input.
(Education Working for All,2014, p. 22)"

Developing the Young Workforce – Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy was published
in December 2014. This strategy and implementation plan is the Government’s response
to Education Working for All! and sets out milestones over a seven-year period with the
aim of improving outcomes for all young people by 2021. Milestones which relate directly
to the development of a career education standard for 2015/16 include:

  • agreed standard for careers guidance for all young people including those who require additional help and support is in place;
  • guidance and support developed by Education Scotland and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) for teachers and practitioners to support young people in S3 to learn about finding, applying and getting a job;
  • guidance and support developed by Education Scotland and SDS for teachers and practitioners on the world of work aimed at ages 3-18; and
  • engagement with young people, teachers and practitioners, parents/carers andemployers to actively promote the range of options available.

So what does this mean in practice?