Career guidance in schools and colleges is to be reviewed to ensure that students are getting high quality and relevant information.
The review is part of the Action Plan for Education, which aims to make the Irish system the best in Europe within a decade.
The purpose of the review is to ensure there is a high quality, relevant career guidance support service available to all students from post–primary level up to further and higher education.
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD says if this goal is to be achieved, the necessary career guidance supports need to be in place.
The review will look at the quality of information available to students in relation to career guidance, the sources of this information and how the system is organised to support students in this area.
"If we want to be the best in Europe, we need to provide a career guidance service that provides people across the system with access to high quality career guidance tools and career guidance information," said Mr Bruton.
"As Minister, I want to ensure that there are many pathways for people to achieve their ambitions through our education and training system and relevant, comprehensive career guidance is important to guiding people through these pathways.
"I look forward to seeing the outcomes from this review, which is a priority if we are to make further progress in addressing the skills needs of individuals, enterprise and the economy."
The review will be guided by an expert steering group chaired by Professor Tom Collins, current chair of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) and Technological Higher Education Association (THEA).
- Digital Desk