Inquiry into Career Advice Activities
The Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee of the Parliament of Victoria conducted an inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools, and handed down its report in late August 2018. CCLLEN made a submission to the Inquiry and representatives from the Victorian LLEN Network were called as witnesses to make a presentation and answer questions.
In the Chair's foreward Nazih Elasmar MLC notes that "Common themes emerged in the evidence; students want tailored guidance earlier and more often, and school career practitioners want more time and resources to provide this guidance."
The report makes 46 recommendations, which Mr Elasmar says "aim to elevate the profile of school career development, give career practitioners adequate time and resources to do their job, and improve students’ access to career development services and opportunities."
We are pleased to see that many of CCLLEN's activities match the recommendations, particularly for career development workshops and activities, presentations, immersion days and support to careers practitioners in schools. We welcome other recommendations in the report for more funding and time allocations for career advice activities in schools.
We look forward to the government's response to the report in coming months and we value the work that has gone into this comprehensive and insightful report.
The report can be downloaded from the Committee's website here.