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Careers guidance at school: how to make it work for your students

The Guardian – Tristram Hooley

“How are schools doing on careers advice for their students? This is the question we posed for the new State of the Nation 2017 report, published by social enterprise The Careers & Enterprise Company. Our findings are based on 600 schools completing a self-assessment tool, giving us insights into their delivery of careers provision.”(more)

What We Know About Career and Technical Education in High School

Education Next – Brian A. Jacob

“Career and technical education (CTE) has traditionally played an important role in U.S. secondary schools. The first federal law providing funding for vocational education was passed in 1917, even before education was compulsory in every state. [1] CTE encompasses a wide range of activities intended to simultaneously provide students with skills demanded in the labor market while preparing them for post-secondary degrees in technical fields. Activities include not only specific career-oriented classes, but also internships, apprenticeships and in-school programs designed to foster work readiness.”(more)

The 5 most (and 5 least) valuable college majors

USA Today – Daniel B. Kline

“A college degree can open up the path to a better life. In many cases that little piece of paper unlocks better jobs, higher earning potential, and a better life. Not all four-year degrees are created equally. There are majors where graduates earn more money and most certainly ones where people earn less. Anyone deciding what to study — and how much you are willing to borrow in order to earn your diploma — should at least consider that earning power varies greatly based on what you study.”(more)

How learning a second language gives jobseekers an advantage

Australia News – Melanie Burgess

“IN an increasingly globalised world, colleagues, clients, customers and stakeholders do not always speak the one language. Knowing a foreign language can make many jobs easier and give businesses and jobseekers a competitive edge. The skill is particularly useful in people-facing roles such as in hospitality, care and sales. It is also beneficial when detailed explanations are required, such as in medical, educational and legal fields. But it could be used in industries as broad as trades and IT.”(more)

The Disconnect Between Education and Entrepreneurship

Forbes – Courtney Williams

“As the CEO of an edtech startup, I witness first-hand the abundant challenges that confront our country’s educational system. While there are pockets of hope, it feels like things are getting worse, not better. The U.S. continues to lag behind other countries when it comes to student outcomes. In the most recent study published by PISA, among developed countries, the U.S. ranked 41st in math, 24th in reading and 25th in science. In a nation so rich in resources, arguably the greatest country in the world, this is at best alarming and at worst, an existential threat.”(more)

How Education Can Solve The Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

Forbes – Alice Albright

“For much of the last decade, global leaders in business, government and the non-profit world have been sounding a loud alarm about a mounting youth employment crisis. With good reason. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are about 71 million unemployed 15-to-24-year-olds around the globe, many of them facing long-term unemployment. This is close to an historic peak of 13%.”(more)