CXK responds to Secretary of State for Education’s announcement on careers and enterprise

Tuesday 16th December 2014

CXK has responded to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s announcement about the creation of a new careers and enterprise company to transform careers advice provision in schools. 

As a charity that maximises the potential of children, young people and their families by providing services and support, such as the National Careers Service, CXK welcomes this investment in young people and the support it will give them to make informed choices and receive ‘the right advice at the right time’.

CXK Chief Executive Sean Kearns commented: “CXK welcomes the announcement of £20 million to support careers guidance and enterprise for schools and young people. It is unclear from the announcement if there are plans for ongoing financial support or if this is just a one-off.

“We look forward to working with the newly created community interest company to support the needs of schools, parents and young people in areas across Kent, Essex and Sussex that have been identified as ‘cold’ spots to improve the delivery of careers information, advice and guidance in order to prepare our young people for the world of work.”