The Blueprint is a framework of career development competencies, which can be used by learners of all ages to help them understand themselves, explore opportunities and manage their careers. The blueprint originates from Canada and has been in operation within a number of the Canadian Provinces for over ten years. In 2007 the CEIAG Curriculum Team were able to secure funding to visit Alberta, Canada to research more into the blueprint, along with other aspects of best practice CEG. In spring 2009 the team then hosted a reciprocal visit showing the Canadians all of the good practice CEG here in Lincolnshire.
The blueprint is considered to be a stage, rather than age framework, meaning it is equally as relevant for a young person’s transition from Primary school to secondary school, as it is to an adult preparing for the transition to retirement.
The framework has been adapted for use in Australia and presently there is a trial in Scotland of the “Tartan Blueprint”. The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) undertook some research into the blueprint in 2009 and produced a publication titled Career Learning for the 21st Century – The Career Blueprint – A competence approach. LSIS invited 6 learning providers to take part in a formal trial of the blueprint in England between January and March 2010. The trial was a success and has led to further scheduled work in 2010/2011 with 30 learning providers using the competency framework.
Two associates of the Guidance Network – John Ambrose and Mark Wilkinson – have been invited to address the international 21st century learning conference being held in Banff, Canada.
Photos from our recent visit.
Find out what happened when the Canadians came to visit.
Find out what happened when a group of Lincolnshire teachers went to visit a Canadian school.