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Benchmark 2 – Learning from Career & Labour Market Information

Learning From Career and Labour Market Information

LMI stands for Labour Market Information and is used to enable people to make decisions about education, jobs or training. This page provides an overview of what Labour Market Information (LMI) is, some local presentations and resources and some additional sources of LMI.

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What good looks like

Every student and their parents should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make the best use of available information.

  • By the age of 14, all pupils should have accessed and used information about all career paths and the labour market to inform their own decisions on study options.
  • During their study programme all students should access and use information about all career paths and the labour market to inform their own decisions about study options.
  • Parents should be encouraged to access and use information about labour markets and future study options to inform their support to their children.


Why this matters

Access to up-to-date career and labour market information is important for social mobility. Information about pathways, opportunities, growth areas and alumni’s successful transitions helps to connect students to a positive future.

Providing detailed information about all pathways, relevant courses, opportunities, labour market understanding and supporting students to make useful networks strengthens students’ capacity to make informed decision and positive transitions.

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