Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) make labour market information (LMI) available to advisers. LMI is at the heart of effective careers advice. It is not possible to help people to find or change jobs, or progress their careers without an awareness and understanding of the labour market.
SSCs also produce resources to help people to develop careers within the sector they represent. These may include job profiles, leaflets about routes and pathways and links to careers services who can advise individuals. This is in addition to the SSC’s responsibility for developing occupational standards and qualifications.
The SSCs have a general website at www.sscalliance.org. There is a link on the home page to the Contact Directory for 22 SSCs. If you follow the link to an SSC website you will find that they all have careers pages, and in some cases separate websites for careers information.
You can also find job market information produced by the SSCs on a simple form on the National Careers website.
You can find more detailed LMI for all sectors at www.guidance-research.org/future-trends. On this site there is also an LMI learning module for advisers.
You can also download two briefing sheets about LMI by clicking on the links below
Unionlearn works closely with SSCs. Visit the Unionlearn website.