Career Education Standard
What does it mean to Inverness College UHI and schools?
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.