CAREERS advice for young people and adults is often outdated and fails to make the best use of technology, claims a major report.
A six-month study by the government-backed Skills Commission, said changes were needed to ensure people were provided with careers advice to help them find jobs suitable to their talents – regardless of their academic achievements.
The commission is co-chaired by Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman and Dame Ruth Silver.
The report said that one in five people in Yorkshire felt they were not in a job that made best use of their skills. It also attacked “prejudice” against vocational learning, which “results in many adults ending up in a career that is not suited to them”.
The report called for better access to improved websites where people would be able to find information about training.
It called for local councils to make sure they put enough funding into the Connexions careers advice service and said it should be a statutory duty for learning providers to provide careers education to young people up to the age of 18.