Master Class : LMI in Career Guidance Practice: Use, Misuse or Lack of Use? (PM Session)

October 31st - London

February 6th - Manchester 


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Labour market information (LMI) represents a core and distinct component of knowledge required for career interventions. Yet career practitioners often find it challenging to keep LMI knowledge current, and/or mediate it effectively to different audiences. Whilst information communications technology (ICT) plays an increasingly important part in accessing, and disseminating, reliable and robust LMI, a recent meta-analysis of career choice interventions concluded that career practitioners continue to have the greatest impact effect in interventions with clients. Consequently, simply referring clients to LMI online is unlikely to achieve positive outcomes, as mediation of the meaning of the LMI for their own particular situation is frequently necessary.

One of the biggest challenges for career practitioners remains how to integrate LMI into career guidance interviews and other career guidance activities. This new Masterclass, led by Professor Jenny Bimrose or Dr Sally-Anne Barnes will focus on ways of enhancing the effectiveness of LMI as an integral part of overall career interventions.

 The Masterclass will focus on the major challenges, with an emphasis on the practical integration and application of LMI in practice, through reflection and exercises. The final part of the class will introduce LMI apps and websites which draw on LMI for All data.

Learning outcomes

  • Increase understanding of the role of LMI in career practice
  • Identify challenges in the use of LMI as part of career support
  • Understand the skills and strategies needed to maximise the impact of LMI
  • Become aware of the apps and programs that provide instant and easy access to LMI

Target audience

Career advisers, career leaders, career coaches and careers coordinators working with young people and adults. Indeed, anyone working in the careers sector using labour market information as part of their career practice.

Price and booking information

All our one-day events are booked and paid for online – see next webpage. Payment must be made by credit/debit card at the time of booking. (It may be that you need to pay for an event yourself and then claim back the fee from your employer.)

The price for CDI members is £75 + VAT per person for a single master class. The price for non-members is £125+ VAT. If you attend two master classes on the same day the price is £145 + VAT for members and £195 + VAT for non-members.

The course fee includes all course materials, refreshments and a light lunch. Please let us know of any dietary requirements on the booking form.

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Thu 31 Oct 2019 (Deadline for booking tickets is Thu 31 Oct 2019)
  • TBC, , London
  • Thu 06 Feb 2020 (Deadline for booking tickets is Thu 06 Feb 2020)
  • TBC, , Manchester