By David Peck
From the pre-war Juvenile Employment provider to the variety supplied via Careers Scotland, Careers Wales, Connexions and counsel Partnerships for Adults, David Peck analyzes the origins and improvement of careers assistance over the last 100 years. each one new improvement in U.K. careers companies is said to wider alterations in social, schooling and financial coverage, with references made all through to significant political figures with an curiosity in occupation selection, from Winston Churchill to Tony Blair. specific realization is paid to the expansion of a pro ethic between careers advisers: their education, skills and perform. this is often the 1st ever released paintings to hide the background of the careers companies within the U.K. Wide-ranging and meticulously researched, this ebook will make an important contribution to the more and more pressing debate at the way forward for occupation information, and for the 1st time calls the pros to ascertain their earlier to be able to enhance and tell the way forward for careers providers and their consumers. Practitioners operating in faculties, additional and better schooling or with adults and younger employees, scholar careers advisers and their tutors, should still locate this e-book a vital and finished source.
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Extra resources for Careers Services: History, Policy and Practice in the United Kingdom
Chaired by an assistant secretary of the Ministry of Labour, the executive included four Principals; one from the Scottish Ofﬁce, one from the Ministry of Education and two from the Ministry of Labour. ) The Executive would have a locally based representative in each region. The advisory arrangements under the Act consisted of a National Youth Employment Council, with members appointed to represent LEAs, teachers, employers and employees. The council had the power to appoint specialist committees and co-opt members with particular expertise.
He described this as ‘accident or shrewd timing’, and pointed out that ten times the resources were required if those failing university courses and adults changing careers were to be 28 1948–1974 youth employment helped adequately. He and many others were uncomfortable about the lack of consultation, the exclusion of representatives of youth employment ofﬁcers, and the very tight control exercised by ‘the mandarins’ (senior civil servants). He called for the inclusion of a youth employment ofﬁcer in the National Youth Employment Council.
A paper concerned largely with the mechanics of job ﬁnding had casually disposed of career guidance in little more than two pages, without reference to theory, principle, practice or experience. Worst of all, perhaps, no 32 1948–1974 youth employment account had been taken of 70 years of history when proposing an unworkable administrative structure, apparently designed to contain the Careers Service and deﬁne boundaries between it and the burgeoning employment service. The authors of the report, initially surprised by the strength of opposition, must have regretted the ambiguities, inconsistencies, poor staff work and inadequate drafting of this small section of an otherwise uncontroversial government document.