Four Members of The House of Commons Education Select Committee visited Bradford College recently to consult with students and staff about how information, advice and careers’ guidance could be improved.
The Committee met with student representatives from more than 15 courses at the College and heard their concerns ranging from the lack of impartial advice given by schools, lack of information about progression to further education and lack of accountability for impartial or independent career’s guidance.
The Cross Party Committee will make recommendations to Parliament that are expected to challenge Government to make career guidance more effective and to provide the best support to the country’s youngsters.
Bradford College Principal Michele Sutton, OBE said: “We are delighted to host the Committee’s representatives at Bradford College and for our staff and students to be able to contribute their direct experiences of careers advice to the report.”
Committee chair Graham Stuart said: “We want to hear the views of students, teaching professionals and employers throughout the country and are pleased to have been invited to Bradford College to hear at first-hand about some of the issues facing UK youngsters.”
The committee also met with representatives of Bradford Local Authority, Secondary Schools and Bradford Chamber of Commerce. Another three sessions will be held in Parliament to canvass opinion.
The committee’s report is expected to be published early in the New Year.