For some of you, back to school means packing lunches and sending your children off, for others it may be resource preparation for the horde of students coming in for career advice. Some of you may even do both! All in all, there’s one thing in common between career advisers and parents; the role of preparing children for the future.
Inevitably, the start of school will come with a torrent of why’s, how’s and when’s! The same goes when you start career discussions. Knowing about all the options available to your child and student will prepare you for answering these questions, and will guide your young one in the right direction. Motivate them with your answers and the rest will follow!
Whether your child or student is interested in completing school and going off to university, or they are looking at a hands-on approach to further education, you should familiarise yourself with the many options available through Vocational Education and Training (VET), and how it can help your child or student's journey to a successful career.
Below are some tips for parents and career advisers to help young people explore their options through VET and motivate them to take charge of their career research.