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North East England Chamber welcomes careers strategy

 

The onus is now on schools and colleges, working in partnership with businesses, to implement this strategy at a local level.

Speaking after the publication of the Government’s new Careers Strategy, North East England Chamber of Commerce policy adviser Paul Carbert said:

“The careers strategy published by the Department for Education today is a positive step forward for improving careers advice across North East England.

“Our members have frequently raised concerns about inconsistency in the careers advice delivered in schools and colleges. We have campaigned for all schools in the region to build on the excellent progress achieved by the North East LEP’s pilot of the Gatsby benchmarks. We’re therefore delighted that progress has been recognised and highlighted in a national strategy.

“The onus is now on schools and colleges, working in partnership with businesses, to implement this strategy at a local level.

“The extra funding announced today for training teachers to become careers leaders is welcome, and we will continue to push for schools to be given the resources to make transformational improvements. We also welcome the recognition of the value of destinations data to inform young people and their parents of subject choices and career options.

“The Chamber will continue to support programmes and events to link business and education, providing opportunities and inspiration to young people.”