REALISING A CAREERS ADVANCEMENT SERVICE: WHERE NEXT?

REALISING A CAREERS ADVANCEMENT SERVICE: WHERE NEXT?
October 23, 2019 dmh

The definition of ‘Careers Advancement’ is contested, but it involves people having access and support to career development activities on a lifelong basis. Some interesting articles here: https://www.learningandwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Healthy-Wealthy-and-Wise-implications-for-workforce-development.pdf

Careers Advancement services for people of all-age should be tailored to their specific needs, with emphasis on equipping people to develop resilience, adaptability and career management skills. The marketisation of careers provision in England is a unique CAREES EXPERIMENT, compared to arrangements in other parts of the UK. It is timely to consider further possible models, including a National Retraining Scheme.

In developing new approaches to career learning, I have discovered that creating spaces is not enough. The contextual question of how offline and online spaces can be fully exploited to support rich interactions for young people and adults in local communities needs to be addressed. How can we best enable individuals to make sense of their changing world and actively engage in meaningful learning and work.

I’ve written a ‘Thinkpiece 7 ‘ (pp.39 -46) – LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS.

Interesting to reflect on adult learning, health and wellbeing, careers and employment support services and opportunities for workforce development – implications for the identity, skills set and development of current and new generation workers.

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