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  1. Reaching Potential by Raising Aspirations Presented by –Date –

  2. Workshop Aim To understand the ways in which CLIAG can motivate people and help them to raise their aspirations

  3. Objectives To understand the context and why high quality career learning, information, advice and guidance (CLIAG) is essential To identify barriers which limit aspirations and progression To explore techniques to raise aspirations and increase motivation To understand the skills and knowledge required to raise aspirations

  4. The Context is Change: Shaping Up for the Future By 2020 there will be 3 million fewer low skilled jobs in Britain than there are today Over 40% of all jobs in 2020 will require a graduate level qualification The top 10 jobs that will exist in 2010 did not exist in 2004 Today’s learners will have more than 10 jobs by the age of 38 Britain will need 324,000 more scientists and engineers by 2014 In the past 10 years there have been 12 jobs created in the knowledge industries for every on created elsewhere Source: DCSF Quality, Choice and Aspiration 2009

  5. IAG is seen by government as ‘the driver of social mobility’ Raising aspirations is key in the IAG strategy for young people ‘Raising aspirations’ is one of the 6 principles of impartial careers education Source: DCSF, Quality, Choice and Aspiration, 2009 ‘The new service will promote aspiration, by seeking to empower people to improve their skills, and through that their lives’ Source: BIS: Fuelling Potential: A blueprint for skills accounts and the adult advancement and careers service 2010 The Context is Change: Shaping Up for the Future

  6. What Good Quality Career Learning Information Advice and Guidance Should Include: Adapted from the 6 principles of impartial careers education Impartial careers education statutory guidance DCSF 2009

  7. Meeting the Challenge of the 21st Century Quality CLIAG is essential if we want all people to: Succeed in their learning throughout their lives Make informed choices about their careers Be prepared for, and manage, the demands of working life Raise their aspirations and fulfil their potential Overcome barriers that may be preventing them from developing and using their talents Adapted from: DCSF Quality, Choice and Aspiration, 2009

  8. What Limits Aspirations? Working in small groups identify the barriers and factors which limit aspirations. Write each one on a post-it note and stick onto the flipchart under the 2 headings: Internal External

  9. How Can We Raise Aspirations? Identify CLIAG techniques or approaches, which address the main limiting factors Work through as many factors as possible Feedback to the group your ideas on one factor and how to address this

  10. Techniques and Approaches Using the media as role models Identifying and introducing role models Improved briefings / information for carers / parents Action planning, which: Includes some blue-sky thinking Allows for lifelong development Encourages learners to articulate their aspirations and interests and so increases their psychological scope and number of options try might consider Giving positive feedback

  11. Techniques and Approaches Motivational interviewing Assertiveness training Positive self-talk Improved target setting / goal setting training Tasters / opportunity to work shadow Peer / learning mentors Reviewing tutorial provision Recognising, rewarding and celebrating all achievements

  12. Raising Aspirations Through CLIAG Case study activity

  13. Raising Aspirations Knowledge includes: Understanding of the community with which you are working and factors which affect aspirations Theories about what motivates individuals Options for learning Options for progression at work Qualifications and how they fit together Routes and pathways Contacts for referral for more specialist advice (e.g. AimHigher, Sector Skills Councils, SKILL)

  14. Raising Aspirations Skills include: Active Listening Building confidence and self belief Using open questions Summarising Supporting self-motivating statements Challenging Goal-setting and action planning Providing information about opportunities

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