In March 2018, The Department of Education and Skills commissioned Indecon International Consultants to carry out a review of career guidance tools and information provision at post-primary level up to further and higher education.
The review looked at the quality of information available in relation to career guidance, the sources of this information, and how the system is organised.
On the 24th April 2019 the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., launched the resulting report.
The report itself contains 18 detailed recommendations under four themes emphasising the need for evidence-based reform and the involvement of all stakeholders.
Recommendations of interest in the report include:
- Establish a support organisation that makes best use of digital and online technology.
- Strengthen and promote a user-friendly centralised careers portal.
- Provide access for special education and adult learners to the proposed enhanced central career support services, including information on labour market opportunities.
- Promote inclusion by prioritising the allocation of resources for learners most in need of assistance.
The accompanying press release is available through the link contained here.
All further queries in relation to the report should be directed the Department of Education directly.