Preparing for Success All-age Careers Strategy Northern Ireland Presented by Judith Shaw Head of Careers Policy and Strategy.
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Preparing for Success All-age Careers Strategy Northern Ireland Presented by Judith Shaw Head of Careers Policy and Strategy
Careers Service NI Northern Ireland Context - Employment Population 1.8m Small business economy Public sector employment30% Employment rate 66.1% Unemployment 7% Inactivity rate28.8%
Careers Service NI Education - School Leavers 2008/09 Qualifications 50.6% 2+ A levels or equivalent 70.1% 5+ GCSEs at grades A* - C or equivalent 2.9% no GCSEs Destination 42.9%Higher Education 32.4%Further Education 12.7% Training 6.7%Employment 5.2% unemployed or unknown
Careers Service NI All–age - Careers Policy & Operations Total staff - 169 105 qualified careers advisers 27 locations Website www.careersserviceni.com Partnership with schools, colleges, training suppliers, statutory and voluntary organisations 270 post-primary schools – careers teachers Budget £5.8m
Careers Service NI Preparing for Success January 2009 Joint DE/DEL Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Strategy and Implementation Plan launched by DE and DEL Ministers
Careers Service NI Context Programme for Government Skills Strategy Revised Curriculum and the Entitlement Framework
Careers Service NI Vision Young people and adults will develop the skills and confidence to make the most of their life choices and follow the career path which suits them best.
Careers Service NI Aim To develop effective career decision makers leading to increased and appropriate participation in education, training and employment.
Careers Service NI 5 Key Themes Improving Careers Education Improving Access to Careers Information Improving the provision of Careers Advice and Guidance Improving Quality Improving Professional Development
Careers Service NI Improving Careers Education CEIAG Map and Guide - issued January 2009 Business Engagement Working Group - preparation underway Employability and Work Related Learning -150,000 + learners have participated to date STEM Careers Action Plan -STEM teams in place in ELBs with business plan for year 2 and 3; annual stem review
Careers Service NI Improving Access to Careers Information Information Champion - DEL information champion appointed - Industry Factsheets developed and disseminated - Careers staff trained Careers Information Hub - Background research ongoing
Careers Service NI Improving the provision of Careers Advice and Guidance Recruitment of additional careers advisers - Target 105 (FTE) by December 2010 Partnership between schools, FE, training and apprenticeship providers and Careers Service - All post primary schools - partnership agreement in place - FE and training providers - discussions ongoing CIAG Facilities - 2 Careers Resource Centres established - positive review - Roll out agreed in principle
Careers Service NI Careers Advice and Guidance contd Parental Involvement - Initial work with Parents Advice groups Provision of CIAG for young people/adults vulnerable to social exclusion - Partnership with statutory, voluntary and community groups - National Careers Award 2010 - 2 Projects – Disability and Other Barriers Adult guidance - Referral arrangements between Employment Service and Careers Service - Training - Outreach Adult Careers Guidance Services – redundancy counselling / community networking - EGSA
Careers Service NI Improving Quality Quality Standards - ETI standards issued - Implementation in schools ongoing - Development work with Training Suppliers - Implementation underway in Careers Service Impact Evidence - Careers Service Annual Report - Project – draft indicators by June 2011
Careers Service NI Improving Professional Development Qualifications and CPD frameworks - LLUK Careers Constituency panel – DEL& NISCA - ELB Careers Group preparing proposals for careers teacher development CEIAG Forum - 2010 – ICG Annual Conference - NISCA Conference
Careers Service NI Challenges Developing Resource Centres – Capital Spend Promoting Adult Guidance Promoting and developing Parental Involvement Enhancing stakeholder involvement/partnership working Demonstrating impact