Adults in England deserve a high-quality careers guidance system to help them navigate the ever-changing world of work. This session will explore the future for adult guidance drawing from the work of two key studies which are considering how best to support adults.
- Tony Wilson and Rakhee Patel from the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) will discuss ideas on how to configure a public employment service so it can better meet the needs of individuals, employers and our economy using the work of their Commission on the Future of Employment Support. https://www.employment-studies.co.uk/commission
- Ginny Page from the Gatsby Foundation, and Tristram Hooley from ICeGS* will outline emerging findings from their international research project into what good looks like for adult careers guidance. https://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/programmes/good-career-guidance-for-adults
The session will provide an opportunity to engage with the findings ‘hot off the press’ from these important and large-scale studies and to help the researchers to test the latest thinking in this space. It will be a chance to consider and discuss: What does better adult guidance look like? and What does this mean for me?
|2.00-2.05:||Welcome and introduction||Emma Pollard, Chair/Host|
|2.05-2.10||What do we mean by adult guidance||Siobhan Neary|
|2.10-2.45||The Commission on the Future of Employment Support: what could this mean for careers guidance?||Tony Wilson and|
Rakhee Patel, IES
|2.45-3.20||Good career guidance for adults: what can we learn from other countries?||Ginny Page, Gatsby; Tristram Hooley, ICeGS|
|3.30-4.00||Small group discussions: suggestions for the future of adult career support|
These will provide the opportunity to reflect on the inputs and share our own insights around two key questions:
1: What would you suggest as practical and sustainable directions for improving career support services for adults in the UK?
2: What should we learn from different approaches and practices adopted over time in different parts of the UK and in other countries?
The groups will feedback their suggestions and follow up questions to the speakers.
|Wendy Hirsh, facilitator|
|4.00-4.20||Feedback from groups and discussion with speakers||Emma Pollard|
*This is a change to the original line-up of Tom Shirt and Beth Jones from the Gatsby Foundation.