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Dr Deirdre Hughes
27 September 2010

For the very first time, the Institute of Career Guidance (ICG) formed a partnership with a member of the Scottish Parliament (John Park, MSP) to host a special invitational event celebrating a new generation of Careers Advisers in Scotland and launch of the CREATE: Campaign for Careers in Scotland. The event took place on Monday 13th September in the Scottish Parliament - see attached photos.  We could not have held this event without the invaluable support of the ICG Scottish regional Branch members and our two main sponsors, namely, Skills Development Scotland and CASCIAD, Leicestershire.

Photos from Parliament event here: http://picasaweb.google.com/careers.advice/ICGScottishParliament13thSeptember#

The event was both innovative and inspiring with over 145 delegates in attendance bringing together key policy makers, employers, students, higher education lecturers, and careers resource suppliers. This culminated in a formal motion being tabled in Parliament for MSPs to support the key principles underpinning the CREATE Campaign.

Result: A motion in the Parliament to support career guidance in Scotland – a record which will stay in the books forever! See link below.

The Institute of Career Guidance (ICG) in partnership with Careers England (and other interested parties) is planning a similar event to be held in the Westminister Parliament in ealry December 2010. For more details contact: deirdre.hughes3@btinternet.com

In the meantime, if you or your organisation hasn't yet signed up to support the CREATE: Campaign for Careers then visit www.icg-uk.org for more information and/ or sign up on Facebook - simply type in Campaign for Careers  and come join the hundreds who have already given their endorsement and support - thanks!

 

Deirdre

Dr Deirdre Hughes, ICG President & Associate Fellow, IER, Warwick University

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