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HR professionals could play a vital role in ensuring young people have the right skills to cope with the job market, claims the CIPD.
The CIPD has launched a new initiative that will see around 500 senior HR professionals work with schools to provide information and guidance to future employees, as well as helping schools deliver career advice.
Peter Cheese, chief executive of the CIPD, said: “Far too often we hear about young people who leave school unprepared for the challenges of working life or are unaware of the opportunities.
“We know that one way to overcome these barriers, and help bridge the gap between education and work, is to ensure that young people receive good quality and sustained careers education, information and guidance throughout their time at school.”
He added experienced CIPD members are well-placed to give the right guidance to young people and education professionals, especially as the job market continues to embrace new technology.
The CIPD has already recruited just under 100 Enterprise Advisers who have been working with teachers from both secondary and primary schools in London in a trial scheme.
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