Guidance needed

26th September 2003 at 01:00
I read the article "Bad advice, bad choices" (TES, August 22) with great interest. As someone who worked in what was known as the careers service as a careers officer, I had to have a professional qualification in guidance.

In my case, this was the diploma in careers guidance.

This is not the case with the new Connexions service and many staff have been recruited who do not have guidance qualifications.

In trying to cover more than just careers guidance, the new service is spreading itself too thinly and is in danger of becoming a "jack of all trades and master of none".

Maybe this is why employers are complaining about the lack of guidance young people are getting.

David Bousie

79 Belvedere Road


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