GREAT DEBATE: Careers Education and Guidance in the time of Covid

Tuesday 2 March at 12.30 - 2.00pm

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The government’s new white paper makes some welcome proposals to improve careers provision, but it lacks ambition largely ignores the current crisis, and does not address the need for career support for people outside of compulsory education. Given the current crisis, there is a need to move forward quickly with the white paper’s proposals and build on them with an emergency plan to invest in career guidance.

The Career Development Policy Group - The CDI, Careers England, CRAC, iCeGS and AGCAS - are working together on behalf of the career development sector to raise awareness of the importance of careers guidance at this challenging time. 

Join us by attending this first, free, public meeting to launch the debate. We have invited MPs and Lords to discuss how best to take these issues forward with government and other key stakeholders. This Briefing Note highlights the issues this plan should address.


Confirmed panel:

  • Peter Dowd, Labour MP for Bootle
  • Baroness Humphreys, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Wales)
  • Lord Lucas, Conservative Excepted Hereditary peer
  • Toby Perkins, Labour MP for Chesterfield and Shadow Minister (Education)

Chaired by Professor Tristram Hooley, introduced by Jan Ellis, CDI Chief Executive 

Booking information

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