Are adult careers services in the capital helping Londoners realise their ambitions? Are they working equally well for all Londoners, including the low-paid, women, over 50s and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities?
Tomorrow afternoon the London Assembly’s Economy Committee will examine adult careers services in the capital, including the Government-funded National Careers Service which is contracted to deliver face-to-face advice to 123,000 Londoners a year across 332 sites.
The Committee will look at the strengths and weaknesses of the way this service is provided in London, as well as how careers advice could better assist women, older people, ex-offenders and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
The following guests will attend:
- Kate Bell, London Campaign Co-ordinator, Child Poverty Action Group
- Steve Kerr, Policy Officer, London Voluntary Service Council
- Emma Stewart, MBE, Director, Women Like Us
- Karl Murray, Head of Employment and Research, Black Training and Enterprise Group
- Chris Walsh, Director, Wise Owls
- Stephen Evans, Business Development Director, Working Links
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 12 February from 3.30pm in Committee Room 5 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1). Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.
Notes to editors:
- The National Careers Service in London is delivered by prime contractor Prospects and 43 sub-contractors.
- Read the full agenda papers for the meeting.
- Andrew Dismore AM, Chair of the Economy Committee, is available for interview. See contact details below.
- As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.
For more details, please contact Lisa Moore or Julie Wheldon in the Assembly Media Office on 020 7983 4228/4283. For out of hours media enquiries please call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit, Greater London Authority, on 020 7983 4100.