National Careers Week 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. And it was launched in the Houses of Parliament on Monday. It is encouraging to see this being taken seriously at so high a level.
Careers are now included in Ofsted's inspections of schools and all schools are measured against the Gatsby benchmarks for careers provision.
Central to this is giving all our young people impartial access to good quality resources and empowering them to achieve the careers they are interested in.
This might mean academic study and it might mean apprenticeships - so it is no accident that National Apprenticeship Week falls in the same week!
Let's all see how we can encourage and mentor young people into as wide a variety of careers and futures as possible.