Last week, Anthony took part in a debate on the Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill. The Bill proposes changing the law to extend careers provision in schools, placing a requirement on all types of state-funded secondary schools to provide careers guidance and therefore helping to create a much more level playing field.
Anthony spoke on the importance of receiving the appropriate advice as a youngster, even if one changes career later in life:
If people are allowed to get experience and gain advice from careers advisers early on, whatever they do later on in their life, they have the understanding of how they can engage with businesses and how they can find out about new careers. Doing it sooner serves people much better later in life if they do decide to make changes.
He also spoke to highlight the benefit of people from different backgrounds providing careers guidance:
My point is really about the fact that when we get people, businessmen and those with different skills into schools, we are also getting them to understand how those schools operate and enhancing their relationships with those schools and what they can do in the future. We are developing a relationship that actually lasts far longer than the pupils who are there at the time, and we should be encouraging that all over the country, especially in the devolved Administrations.
Read the full debate here: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2021-09-10a.560.0&p=25868#g5…