Indecon Report released, here are the talking points.

  • Pupils need more info on apprenticeships.

  • Highest percentages in the world for students going to 3rd level (60%)

  • Are too many are being directed onto third level.

  • Mothers are the biggest influences on pupils’ career choices.

  • Pupils from poorer backgrounds have less career capital.

  • Boys from poor backgrounds are significantly more likely to go onto third level if they are counselled by Guidance Counsellor.

  • “urgent need” to make greater use of technology and create closer links with industry.