Minister announces review of career guidance system
Concerns many students do not have access to good quality guidance
A report by the ESRI said it was a particular concern “that only one-third of PLC learners reported having had access to career guidance during their courses”
Minister for Education Richard Bruton has announced a wide-ranging review of the career guidance system in second and third level institutions.
In 2012, 600 guidance counsellor posts were withdrawn from the education system. Some 500 of these have been restored in the past two budgets, but there are still concerns many students, particularly those in post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, do not have access to adequate career guidance.