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Careers Live

Careers Live – The leading careers conference in the North of England

This bi-annual free to attend event brings together careers professionals, policy makers, employers, schools and colleges to discuss the very latest information and insight about careers advice today.   The day is full of workshops and debates as well as insight from keynote speakers.

This year Careers Live discussed the current context for career guidance and what it really means for schools, colleges and career guidance professionals. Careers Live explored what the government are looking for and what support is likely to be put in place. Our panel of experts spoke to you about the impact of the pandemic on young people, how careers guidance can support them to focus on the opportunities and what you, as careers leaders, can expect from the careers policy over the next few year.

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We have also run a series of interactive workshops to help others gain an understanding of how careers education can support young people to find their future opportunities.


We started our series of workshops with our very own Aspire2Lead team, presenting Gender Equality in Education. The session works with those in the education sector to provide knowledge and skills through bespoke training, resources, and curriculum guidance. Over the session, attendees were introduced to the topics of gender, unconscious bias, and the barriers female-identifying students face at school and in their future careers.



Up next was Using Labour Market Information (LMI) in the classroom. We were joined by a great team of representatives from LMI Humber and West Yorkshire Combined Authority running the session. In Yorkshire and the Humber, we have a whole range of labour market resources, ready to inspire the future workforce. The interactive session looked at the key employment sectors in the area, highlight what labour market resources are available and provided attendees with the opportunity to try out some taster sessions of LMI activities to take back to the classroom. It also gave attendees the chance to ask the experts any questions they had on the subject; plus provide feedback on what additional resources you would find useful for your delivery. Click here to view presentation


Professor Tristram Hooley took to the floor again to present Embedding careers learning outcomes into your programme. The session explored the importance of thinking about learning outcomes as a part of all career’s education and guidance activities.  In this workshop Professor Hooley introduced the CDI’s new career development framework and explain how you can integrate it with the Gatsby Benchmarks as part of your school or college’s careers programme.


Our Progress2Work team used the session to explain how the team can work with schools and college to support their parents and carers. The session introduced how progress2work can help, offering local volunteering opportunities, therapeutic activities, employment training, goal setting, living and working in a pandemic, and much more.


Finally, Brenny Matterson, our highly experienced IAG Training Coordinator gave a presentation on what is involved in undertaking a guidance qualification and who should be doing them. From Level 6 Careers Diploma to Level 3 advice and guidance. Click here to view presentation

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