1,204 attend National Career Guidance Show in London
1,204 attended the National Career Guidance Show (NCGS) yesterday (Wednesday 2 March) at Olympia Central in London.
The shows are free events run by Prospects Events in partnership with the Career Development Institute. They are important events for anyone working in careers education, information, advice and guidance as they provide an excellent forum for careers educators to learn, discuss, network and share best practice. There are three shows in the series; first was in Leicester last Thursday (25 February) and the final event is in Leeds next Wednesday (9 March).
Visitors could talk to more than 70 exhibitors, including colleges, training providers, universities and employers all with career opportunities available=. Visitors also attended seminars on a range of industry topics, including ‘Creative approaches for careers practice’; ‘Linking education and the world of work’ and ‘Teaching employability skills’. Nicola Squibb, Prospects Regional Director for the South West, gave a talk on ‘Delivering careers guidance in a commercial contract’.
Prospects also exhibited, promoting its careers services for colleges and schools. Visitors could look at some of the most popular education resources available and request the latest catalogue, which is launching later this month. They could also learn more about the Quality Award, a national accreditation that assesses an educational establishment’s careers information, advice and guidance framework, and training for careers advisers, provided by Prospects Professional Training and Consultancy.
Colleagues delivering the National Careers Service in London, one of the areas Prospects is the prime provider for, exhibited. They promoted the service, including the Inspiration Agenda, which inspires young people about the world of work by building relationships between education establishments and employers.