With national coverage of the first edition in 1997, Tracks found an eager audience, including many parents needing to inform their children's choices for the future. Over 15 annual editions, the title has been revised and updated. The new edition carries several work descriptions, listing pay scales and qualifications to degree level, with advice from professionals in the field and chartered institutes. The contact pages cross-reference with web-linked files in Tracks DVD. The 2017 edition covers over 150 career paths in 14 sections from banking and financial services to sports and fitness. Tracks aims to provide a reliable source of information that also gives an idea of the technical operation of each area. "I never knew there were so many opportunities," a school student enthused at a presentation of the guide; an excitement we hope to preserve in the continued development of Tracks. (Nicholas James, series editor, Tracks Directory)
Janet Barber has published a number of children's books and adult craft books and part works, as well as working as a journalist for national newspapers and magazines, most recently specializing in public sector journalism.
Nicholas James BA UCL, MA Kingston University. With Sarah Batiste, he edited and published CV Journal of Art and Crafts 1988-92, forming CV Publications in 1992 and CV/VAR Archive and Editions in 1995.
Sarah James studied fine art at Goldsmiths College and Wimbledon School of Art, with further training in counselling and complementary health care.