Future First responds to report by Career Colleges that education is not focused on careers

Responding to comments today (26/02/2019) by Career Colleges that teenagers are unsure where their education is heading, Matt Lent, Chief Executive Officer of Future First, said,

‘Career Colleges is right to say that too many state school and college students are struggling to make key
decisions about their futures and not getting the exposure to industry and work experience that they need.

‘Students cannot be what they cannot see. It is vital schools and colleges prepare young people to enter the
working world, raising their aspirations and broadening their career horizons so they are aware of the range of opportunities available to them.

‘There is a lack of consistency in careers support which varies greatly from school to school, area to area. Future First believes in embedding systems and processes across the education sector to enable every young person to have access to relatable role models and exposure to diverse career options. Engaging alumni communities works so well because they are sustainable and diverse, while at the same time providing that key message that ‘people like me’ can be successful.’