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STUC 2014 Dundee


Face to face careers guidance critical to attainment

James Corry
James Corry

The STUC today warned the Scottish Government that the successful implementation of the Wood Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce depends on adequate resources to properly invest in the future skills of young people, to fully support the Modern Apprenticeship programme, and to engage with Scotland’s employers.

It will also call on the Scottish Government to endorse the STUC Youth Committee’s work to develop an industrial strategy for young people in Scotland, once the final report is available.

Skills Development Scotland UNISON Branch had an integral role to play in this work and the branch's James Corry said: "UNISON believes our careers professionals in SDS have a fundamental role to play in developing Scotland‘s Young Workforce and can achieve this if Scottish Government adequately resource and concentrate on what actually works."

Backing and EIS motion, he stressed the need for face to face carreers guidance for young people. "We need to all take on board the conclusions of the Howieson and Semple research which provides strong evidence of the need to redirect resources towards more personal face to face approaches if the career management skills of young Scots are to be developed more effectively.

"Or Congress to put it simply, attainment for all can be achieved by ensuring one to one face to face advice and guidance is also available for all."

Date 15 April 2014

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