Career Guidance Literature Review and Policy Advice

We are currently working on a literature review on best practice in relation to career guidance to inform a policy advice paper to improve career guidance for secondary school students with disabilities.

In May 2022 we held a roundtable discussion with a number of education stakeholders to identify barriers and how to address them.

This will be followed up by a consultation with young people with additional needs who have recently completed their secondary education to get their views on the career guidance system.

Submission to Department of Education Consultation

In 2018 we made a submission to the Department of Education and Skill’s consultation on their review of career guidance. We recommended the need to develop an effective model of career guidance for education system, including special education schools. It is important to ensure that guidance is connected to and informed by future skills need for the labour market, particularly given the varied career opportunities that are opening up in a changing market place.

The Department of Education published their Indecon Review of Career Guidance in early 2020. In our view this report did not adequately review good practice in relation to career guidance for students with additional needs.