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Friday 3 February 2012

Young people 'need better careers guidance'

Better career guidance needs to be provided to the nation's young people in order to ensure they move into the correct profession, it has been claimed.

A new survey by Comptia shows that nearly half of young people are missing out on career opportunities due to a lack of information from schools and universities, despite having the skills employers want.

The new study reveals that 41 per cent of students do not feel well-informed about the range of careers open to them, while only 13 per cent feel their education institutions have fully equipped them to make career decisions.

John McGlinchey, a spokesman Comptia says that there is "plenty of potential" among the country's young people, but the lack of information means a huge number of jobs remain unfilled and motivated graduates remain unnecessarily unemployed.

"Contrary to popular opinion there are plenty of unfilled vacancies for young people, and plenty of young people with exactly the right aptitude and ambitions to fill them. The problem is largely one of making young people aware of these opportunities and how to get into them," he added.

The expert added that it is now vital that schools and universities try harder to make young people aware of the career opportunities available to them and ensure the right people are moving into the right roles.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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