Inquiry into careers education, information advice and guidance in Northern Ireland: IET comments to the Northern Ireland Committee for Employment and Learning.
Abstract The Northern Ireland (NI) experience is that Careers Teachers are dedicated and sincere in their advice but understandably their professional discipline causes some “comfort zone” bias. Despite the recent improvements in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) in NI greater uniformity and standardization in the quality of CEIAG delivery is required, with the inclusion of Parents in careers activities. Close collaboration between Careers Teachers, Department for Employment and Learning Career Advisors, and local Employers is needed to deliver up-to-date advice about the economy’s workforce needs, and without gender bias. The influence of the portrayal of careers by the media must be taken into account in delivering careers advice.
Submission Details Submitted on 16 August 2012 to Northern Ireland Committee for Employment and Learning