Inquiry into skills gap and youth employment

ASCL response to the APPG on Youth Affairs inquiry into skills gaps and youth employment. 
Careers advice is far more informed now than ten years ago and most young people receive good advice. The National Careers Service provides information about jobs, careers and training for teenagers over thirteen years of age. The Careers and Enterprise Company has worked well with the Gatsby Foundation to ensure schools and colleges reach an effective standard in careers advice. As WorldSkills increases its influence on young people already in education and training, careers advice and guidance is being offered on the trades represented in this competition.

There is still some way to go, however, to ensure that every young person receives impartial advice and guidance about what is on offer for them locally, even though services have improved in this field.

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