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The following are a list of projects linked to the development and enhancement of the NGRF website and LMI.

LMI development and updates

  • Researching & updating LMI on the NGRF, Funded by: BIS/Skillset, Project Start Date: 01/07/2009 Project End Date: 31/03/2010. Project to update all sectors on LMI Future Trends with new SSC LMI produced for the adult advancement careers service.
  • LMI Update and Review, with Oliver Westmancott( IE Design Consultancy), Marc Bayliss (Worcester Research) and Mike Malloch (Knownet), Funded by: Energy and Utility Skills, Project Start Date: 22/12/2007 Project End Date: 31/03/2008. Supporting for update of the 'energy and utilities' sector LMI and the pilot of interactive data and charts. [details]
  • CCS LMI update and NGRF sustainability, with Jenny Bimrose (Institute for Employment Research) and Helen Hutchinson (Creative and Cultural Skills), Funded by: Sector Skills Development Agency, Project Start Date: 07/01/2008 Project End Date: 31/03/2008. Development of new LMI for the creative and cultural sector and pilot of LMI development process. [details]
  • Researching Best Practice of How to Write and Upload FSSC's LMI, Funded by: Financial Services Skills Council, Project Start Date: 01/02/2008 Project End Date: 04/04/2008. Develop guide to supportresearchers developing sector LMI and updating of financial services LMI. [details]
  • Up-to-Date Labour Market Information on the National Guidance Research Forum for Go Skills and Automotive, Funded by: Skillset, Project Start Date: 01/02/2007 Project End Date: 30/04/2007. First phase of updating information on the National Guidance Research Forum website for GoSkills & Automotive Skills.
  • Updating Labour Market Information on the National Guidance Forum (e-Skills UK), Funded by: e-Skills UK Sector Skills Council, Project Start Date: 31/03/2006 Project End Date: 30/05/2006. First phase of updating information on the National Guidance Research Forum website for e-Skills UK, specifically IT and Telecoms.
  • Development of Labour Market Information in the National Guidance Research Forum - Engineering, Funded by: SEMTA, Project Start Date: 01/12/2005 Project End Date: 31/03/2006. First phase of updating information on the National Guidance Research Forum website for SEMTA, specifically the engineering sector.
  • Development of LMI for the National Guidance Research Forum - Audio Visual Industries, Funded by: Skillset, Project Start Date: 01/11/2005 Project End Date: 31/03/2006. First phase of updating information on the National Guidance Research Forum website for Skillset.
  • ConstructionSkills SSC: Development of LMI, Funded by: ConstructionSkills, Project Start Date: 01/11/2005 Project End Date: 30/06/2005. First phase of updating information on the National Guidance Research Forum website for ConstructionSkills, specifically the construction sector.
  • Development of LMI for the National Guidance Research Forum - Group 2 SSCs, Funded by: Skillset/SSDA, Project Start Date: 01/12/2005 Project End Date: 30/06/2006. As part of the government's review of information, advice and guidance (IAG), 8 selected SSCs were funded to audit LMI produced that is suitable for IAG and update information on the NGRF.

 

LMI learning

  • Enhancement To Content Of Existing On-Line Training And Development Resource To Support IAG Practitioners To Use LMI, Funded by: Skills Development Scotland, Project Start Date: 01/12/2008 Project End Date: 31/03/2009. Project developed content for the Scottish context on the online LMI learning module.
  • An Evaluation of the LMI Online Learning Module as prt of the SSC IAG Project: Stage 2, Funded by: Skillset, Project Start Date: 01/01/2008 Project End Date: 31/03/2008. Evaluation of the NGRF LMI online learning module.
  • Piloting and Evaluation of Online Learning Resource to Support Careers Practitioners in the Use of Labour Market Information, Funded by: Skillset, Project Start Date: 01/08/2006 Project End Date: 28/02/2007. The design, development and implementation of an online LMI learning module for careers professionals.

 

Assessing LMI

  • Quality Standards for Labour Market Information, Funded by: Skillset, Project Start Date: 01/12/2007 Project End Date: 31/03/2008. Protocols were produced to support SSCs in the provision of LMI to be used by practitioners in the IAG process, including a proforma to assist with the process of applying the protocols.
  • Support for the Development of the NGRF Website - Quality Control, Funded by: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, Project Start Date: 04/01/2005 Project End Date: 31/03/2005. The NGRF Website editorial group developed editorial policies for all website content. The project ensured quality assurance and consistency of materials and discussions posted on the NGRF Strategic Initiative area of the website.
  • Critical Review of Quality Assurance Mechanisms for Information, Advice and Guidance, Funded by: UFI Limited, Project Start Date: 22/06/2005 Project End Date: 31/01/2006
  • Feasibility Study into the Development of an On-line LLMI Facility for the National Resource Service, with Jenny Bimrose, (Institute for Employment Research), Anne Green, Michael Orton and Rhys Davies (Institute for Employment Research), Funded by: Ufi LearnDirect, Project Start Date: 01/04/2005 Project End Date: 30/06/2005. Project reviewing and evaluating local labour market information for careers guidance practice. [details]

Training for careers guidance professionals

  • Train the Trainer Workshops, Funded by: Skills for Business, Project Start Date: 05/01/2007 Project End Date: 30/04/2007. The design and implementation of a set of workshops for careers advisers on LMI and using LMI effectively in practice.
  • Using LMI Effectively in Practice Workshops, with Jenny Bimrose, (Institute for Employment Research), Anne Green (Institute for Employment Research), Funded by: Ufi LearnDirect, Project organised and presented workshops for learndirect advisers and lifelong learning advisers. The workshops focused on the use of labour market information in practice, drawing on resources provided by the NGRF website., Project Start Date: 01/09/2005 Project End Date: 31/10/2008 [details]

 

Technical developments

  • Technical and non-technical support for NGRF (2005/06), Funded by: Department for Education and Skills, Project Start Date: 05/12/2005 Project End Date: 31/03/2006. Project provided technical support for the NGRF and developed the discussion system for the NGRF to support the work of 'expert' groups and 'working' groups appointed for the Review of IAG.
  • National Guidance Research Forum Website - Proposal for Technical Development and Content Update 2007, Funded by: Learning & Skills Council (Coventry), Project Start Date: 22/03/2007 Project End Date: 31/03/2007. Project objective to take the NGRF website to a higher level of operation and service delivery, by focusing on the technical enhancement and up-dating of the content for the ‘Making Guidance more Effective'.
  • Supporting the Development of Interactivity on the NGRF, Funded by: Department for Education and Skills, Project Start Date: 01/11/2004 Project End Date: 31/03/2005. The project comprised of four work packages: software development for the interactive features of the website; development of activity framework for discussions; enhancement of live NGRF website; and organisation of face-to-face events.

 

Linked projects

  • Enhancement of the National Guidance Research Forum and a systematic literature review, with Jenny Bimrose, (Institute for Employment Research), Michael Orton (Institute for Employment Research) and Deirdre Hughes (Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby), Funded by: Department for Education and Skills, The project supported: 1) the enhancement of the National learning Resource for Guidance based at the University of Derby; 3) Technical development of the NGRF website to support this enhancement; 4) a systematic literature review of research into career development interventions; 4) increased coverage of occupational areas by ten for the Future Trends section of the NGRF website., Project Start Date: 13/11/2003 Project End Date: 31/03/2005 [details]
  • Reflective e-Portfolio Development, Funded by: Broadcasting Support Services, Project Start Date: 01/12/2006 Project End Date: 29/06/2007. The design, development and implementation of a reflective e-portfolio development for careers coaches at ufi learndirect to support their workplace learning. [details]
  • Supporting Innovation Counselling and Guidance: Building Dialogue Between Research and Practice, with Jenny Bimrose, (Institute for Employment Research), Alan Brown and Lucy Marris (Institute for Employment Research), Peter Plant (Danish University of Education), Raimo Vuorinen (Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvaskyla), Despina Sidiropoulou-Dimakakou (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), Valerija Cucek (Kadis, Slovenia), Deirdre Hughes (Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby) and Mike Malloch (Knownet), Funded by: European Commission, Project Start Date: 01/10/2004 Project End Date: 30/09/2007 [details]