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Careers Advice

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 7 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied with the emphasis given to the tourist industry by careers advisers in schools.

I have been asked to reply.Yes. Careers officers who give this advice are employed by local education authorities and they are trained, under the auspices of the London Government Training Board, in the study of industrial and professional occupations, including those which serve the tourist industry. My careers service inspectors are continually monitoring the adequacy of local arrangements for careers officers to keep themselves well informed of the changing needs of industry and the professions and to ensure that due emphasis is given to current opportunities.The director of studies of the Institute of Travel and Tourism also organises visits and talks and attends careers conventions at schools and colleges.