We’ve just published a new paper entitled Fostering college and career readiness: How career development activities in schools impact on graduation rates and students’ life success. We’ve been working with the company Career Cruising to support some of their work in the North American context and so that is where the main focus of this paper is. However, I think that there is also a lot of useful information in there for the UK, particularly in the current context where schools are losing the support of Connexions and having to take on the burden of careers work in their own right.
I think that the paper demonstrates that there are some strong and observable impacts that result from careers work in schools. We discuss these in terms of the impact that they have on keeping young people in school, in motivating them to achieve, in helping them to make a successful transition and in providing them with the skills to have a happy and productive life.
I hope that you find it useful