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Growing importance of schools careers advice

CITB-ConstructionSkills is raising awareness of the importance of advising school leavers about career opportunities.

It states that liaison between students, their parents, the industry and the government is essential at a time when GCSE results are announced.

The organisation will be organising more than 450 events in schools during 2011, as well as supporting other career and recruitment events.

The construction needs to recruit 43,000 people each year until 2015 to head of a skills shortage, says the organisation.

The Association of School and College Leaders recently warned that teenagers risk missing out on careers advice, following the news that the Connexions youth advice service is being cut by up to 50 per cent in some areas.