Dismal lack of careers advice

30th July 2004 at 01:00
The strange views attributed to Ivan Lewis at the Association of Colleges'

conference (FE Focus, June 25) compound the deep concern in the career-guidance field.

I am not aware of anyone who has ever had a two-hour careers interview.

Work experience is a valuable enhancement to career-guidance interviews but is certainly no substitute for them.

The AoC survey provides clear evidence of the erosion of career-guidance provision which has taken place since the inception of the Connexions service.

It is a public scandal, of which those responsible should be deeply ashamed.

Professor Tony Watts

3 Summerfield Cambridge

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today