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Vocational Guidance: Finance

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the publication of the Government's Careers Strategy on 4 December 2017, what funding will be available to elected Mayors or Combined Authorities who wish to develop local careers strategies.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education), Minister for Women

The careers strategy announces new funding for activities in a range of areas across the country, which may include Mayoral Combined Authority areas:

  • £5 million for an investment fund to help disadvantaged pupils to receive the additional support they need to prepare for work, including opportunities for mentoring and guidance;
  • £5 million for “careers hubs” in 20 areas, linking together schools, colleges, universities and other local organisations;
  • £4 million is available for the development of new training programmes for Careers Leaders and support for at least 500 schools and colleges to train their own Careers Leaders; and
  • £2 million will test which careers activities are appropriate and work well in primary schools.

The department will work closely with Mayoral Combined Authorities that wish to develop local careers strategies to trial approaches so that local priorities directly inform the provision of careers advice.

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