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Careermap is proud to be working with National Careers Week 2019.

National Careers Week (NCW) is an exciting prospect for you to explore careers. Do you recognise the importance of excellent careers education?

What is National Careers Week all about?

NCW is run as a not for profit organisation. Empowering and advancing the level of career education provided in school and college is the main priority during National Careers Week.

The week of the 4th to the 9th of March will see schools, colleges, universities, teachers, career leaders and career advisors celebrating Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), which ultimately prepares young people for life after education. It also enables students to make well-informed decisions on their future prospects.  

NCW is about students gaining an insight into the future of work, through linking curriculum with education. The Gatsby Benchmarks is made up of 8 steps, these include:

  • Education and guidance related to a stable careers programme
  • Learning from free careers resources
  • Addressing the needs of every pupil
  • Link curriculum and education
  • Students should have opportunities to learn from employers about work
  • First-hand work experience
  • Further and higher education encounters
  • Personal guidance

The National Careers Week website has some great case studies for teachers and advisors looking to inspire young people. It also presents employers with the chance to engage with students while promoting their career and training opportunities.

Do you have fantastic networking skills? Want to bring students and employers together? NCW need your help! You’ll be working towards helping hundreds of students to gain access to labour market information and helping them to make a well-informed decision about their future. Labour market information (LMI) is a great tool to use when career planning. The information provided is reliable and involves data surrounding employment rate, demands and salaries.

To find out more information about how you can get inspired and involved with National Careers Week you can visit their website.

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