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  1. CDI Career Educator of the Year winner 2015

    Congratulations to Beverley Baker from Thomas Gainsborough School in Sudbury who was named Career Educator of the Year at the Career Development Institute Conference in Cardiff on 9th November. The award was presneted by ex Welsh rugby player Scott Quinnell.

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    Election results for the Career Development Institute Board and Council

    Congratulations to Sarah Finnegan-Dehn and Claire Nix on being elected to the Board of CDI and to Monica Lemecha on being elected to the post of Honorary Secretary. Five candidates have been successful in the elections for posts on Council: Janet Colledge and Kath Wright (Career Education), Jill Collins (England), John Lees (Career Consultancy) and John...

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  3. Launch of the Tony Watts Reader

    A reception was held in London on Wednesday to launch Career Development, Policy and Practice: the Tony Watts Reader. Tony Watts  is shown here with Keith Herrmann (Director of Employability at the University of Surrey) and Virginia Isaac (incoming president of the CDI). The volume was edited by Lyn Barham and Tristram...

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    Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Educatiomn

    This new framework (March 2018) updates and replaces the November 2015 version. Supplementary resources are available at http://www.thecdi.net/Careers-Framework-2018

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    Central London Careers Hub

    Andy Gardner's Central London Careers Hub offers half-day occupational and labour market information seminars in central London for career development practitioners on a wide range of topics  

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    CEG in Ofsted school inspections from September 2015

    Read the Cegnet briefing on how Ofsted inspects careers advice and guidance in schools

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    Business in the Community education programmes

    For information about Business Class, Careers Lab, Barclays LifeSkills, FutureProof, Bright crop and other programmes supported by Business in the Community

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  1. The Inspiration Vision

    You'll get a lot of pleasure from reading Thomas Staunton's 'Running in a forest' blog. In a recent entry, he points out the shortcomings of Michael Gove's simplistic and one-dimensional careers role models policy. Is the policy a thinly-veiled attempt to get employers to pay for what was once funded out...

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  2. Expanding Future Frontiers

    Focused mentoring is a strategy for raising the aspirations of disadvantaged young people. Today I had the pleasure of going along to the newly-established Oasis Academy in Lambeth to see a coaching session in action organised by Future Frontiers for under-achieving Year 7 students. Future Frontiers was set up by...

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  3. Raising aspirations through IAG

    Congratulations to Youth Connexions Hertfordshire for organising a successful conference for local education and training providers this week. The theme was ‘Raising Aspirations through IAG’. Speakers, workshop presenters and participants emphasised the importance of closing the achievement gap and raising aspirations for all. They challenged the notion that young people,...

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