The Education Committee will hold an evidence session on Wednesday 31 October 2012 in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House, for its inquiry into Careers Guidance for Young People.
- David Pollard, Chair, Education, Skills and Business Support Policy Group, Federation of Small Businesses
- David Walrond, Principal, Truro and Penwith College
- Paul Jackson, Chief Executive, Engineering UK
- Peter Searle, CEO of UK and Ireland, Adecco Group
- Judith Denyer, Operations Director, Prospects
- Mary Vine-Morris, Director of Young People’s Education and Skills, London Councils
- Fiona Hilton, 14-19 Officer IAG/NEET/Transition Connexions/School Improvement, Trafford Council
- David Simmonds, Deputy Leader of Hillingdon Council and Chair, Children and Young People Board, LGA
Purpose of the Session
This is the first evidence session in the Committee’s inquiry into Careers Guidance for Young People. The Committee will explore with the first panel the extent to which the current provision of careers guidance meets the needs of those "receiving" young people emerging from school, as well as the needs of the young people themselves.
The second panel of witnesses will help the Committee to examine the response of local authorities to the transfer of the duty to schools and to explore how they view their role, in particular the provision of targeted guidance to vulnerable groups.