1 Helping students plan their future
1.1 The importance of good careers guidance
Most people spend over 40 years working for a living. Some work until they drop. Imagine how it must feel to spend the whole time doing something that you dislike or even hate. That's where careers work comes in. Good careers education and guidance can give young people a flying start by helping them gain the basic knowledge and skills they need to begin navigating their way successfully through career choices and changes.
Careers education and guidance in a nutshell (DfES, 2004)