Government careers advice scheme will fail to reach thousands of young people, councils warn.

According to The Independent, the government’s much-vaunted careers advice programme will fail to reach thousands of young people despite claims the most disadvantaged children in England will benefit, councils have warned.

Too many students are at risk of making poor career decisions that could have a “devastating” impact on their futures and worsen skills gaps, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

The government’s careers hubs scheme, which aims to provide guidance on jobs, will only reach a fraction of students as only 1,300 schools and colleges are involved in the programme, councils say.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “Young people need high-quality independent careers advice but this important area has not received enough attention from the government.

“Schools and colleges were told to provide these services without sufficient funding to do so or access to wider support.”

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