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Careers by Katie Gates

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There are many different careers such as a “Genetic Counselor” and “Nuclear Medicine Technologist”.

Career week is an event that happens once a year where volunteers go to different schools and colleges. National Careers Week runs from the 4th to the 9th of March 2019 and aims to promote the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges.

The event is founded by a number of volunteers with a combined wealth and experience from the Education, Business and Careers Guidance sectors and is run as a not for profit organisation.

National Careers Week is targeted at improving the level of careers education in schools and colleges, with evidence showing at government level that this is an area that needs improvement in order to ensure that future generations will benefit from quality, meaningful interactions that will help them to understand the links between courses, skills and the pathways they open up.

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

With youth unemployment remaining high and employers citing that young people are ill prepared with the basic skills needed for employment, there has never been a bigger need for careers guidance to be promoted and celebrated in education. 

National Careers Week is the perfect platform to advise and inspire the next generation as they enter the world of work. The week encourages education providers to bring together students, local employers and advisers through careers events and activities.

During National Careers Week it is up to every school, academy and college to offer careers advice and guidance to their students with support from NCW in providing free resources, information on current career opportunities and advice on activities and exercises to run.

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