This week I’ve been presenting about the Blueprint for Careers at a couple of LSIS events. This has really renewed my interest in the Blueprint and reminded me why I think that it is potentially so important.
The Blueprint is a framework that sets out a series of skills, attributes, knowledge and abilities that people need to effectively develop their career. I think that it is a really powerful tool to underpin career education and guidance.
Unfortunately LSIS is being closed down. At the present time it is not clear who will take its work forward or whether the Excellence Gateway (its resource platform) will continue to exist. Given this I thought that I might rescue the Blueprint materials and upload them to my scribd account so that they wouldn’t get lost.
The key documents are
- The Brief Guide to the Blueprint which provides a simple overview
- The Blueprint Implementation Guide which has a lot more detail and a guide to implementing it in your organisation.
I’ve also published an academic article in the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling looking at the history and conceptual basis of the Blueprint.
There is also plenty of stuff on this blog tagged with the “blueprint” tag that may also be of interest.
I hope that another organisation can be persuaded to pick up the Blueprint now that LSIS will no longer be able to champion it.