Careers Services: History, Policy and Practice in the United by David Peck

By David Peck

From the pre-war Juvenile Employment provider to the range supplied by means of Careers Scotland, Careers Wales, Connexions and suggestions Partnerships for Adults, David Peck analyzes the origins and improvement of careers tips over the last 100 years. each one new improvement in U.K. careers prone is expounded to wider adjustments in social, schooling and fiscal coverage, with references made all through to significant political figures with an curiosity in occupation selection, from Winston Churchill to Tony Blair. specific awareness 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 heritage of the careers companies within the U.K. Wide-ranging and meticulously researched, this e-book will make an important contribution to the more and more pressing debate at the way forward for occupation tips, and for the 1st time calls the pros to envision their earlier so that it will increase and tell the way forward for careers companies and their consumers. Practitioners operating in colleges, extra and better schooling or with adults and younger employees, scholar careers advisers and their tutors, should still locate this ebook a necessary and accomplished source.

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Local innovation became a feature of the new services. Wiltshire, for example, espoused close integration with schools and a strong emphasis on locally produced careers information. They appointed a principal careers officer who shared these views and a deputy who had worked as a careers teacher. Shropshire placed its principal careers officer close to the advisory service with a deputy who would manage employment work. The enthusiasm of the ‘new authorities’ was to be tested, however. The international oil crisis of 1973/4 caused problems in both public and private sectors.

The National Association of Youth Employment Officers decided to launch their own diploma in 1947 and appointed an examinations board and a registrar. The first examination was held in 1950. The first full-time training course began in 1948 when 19 students, drawn from teaching, social work, journalism and similar backgrounds, met at Lamorbey Park, Sidcup. Kent County Council and the University of Oxford Delegacy for Extra-mural Studies provided the Certificate. Professor Alec Rodger of Birkbeck College taught occupational psychology.

The emphasis was still that of the Juvenile Employment and Welfare Service: protecting young school leavers from entering work considered deleterious to their physical or moral welfare. Work in schools was limited to ‘the school talk’ given to groups of up to 90 pupils in school halls, and interviews, often held in the head’s study. There the headteacher presided, flanked by form teacher, head of evening institute, youth worker and YEO. The 15-year-old school leaver was unlikely to make his or her own views clear under these circumstances but would probably do so later, alone with the YEO in the bureau.

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