The world of work is changing all the time and a single lifelong career choice is no longer the norm. Young people on the verge of entering the workforce are now faced with a bewildering set of choices they feel they need to make. In many cases their parents are also daunted by a confusing and ever-changing set of job descriptors and educational prerequisites for tomorrow’s jobs.
Unless you or your child are absolutely clear about their career pathway and how to address the challenges of making that happen, you simply cannot afford to leave career pathway planning to people whose specialist skills lie in other areas.
Previously provided by experienced specialist staff, pathway planning is now embedded into the high school curriculum in Tasmanian government schools. Teachers charged with delivering this subject ‘element’ in a classroom environment are unlikely to have the expertise, the time or perhaps even the appetite for providing such important advice, let alone be able to provide it on a one-to-one basis. In many cases, our passionate and dedicated teachers have never had a job outside of the classroom – having graduated from university only to begin teaching immediately. The good news is professional help is still available.
With a wide range of life experience covering many industry sectors over a 40 year period – the last nine being in careers guidance, pathway planning and transition support – I can provide specialist assistance with:
- Professional careers advice tailored for today’s labour market.
- Professional pathway planning for a successful transition to college …and beyond.
- Transition support for students currently experiencing barriers to engagement.
- Advice about alternative education programs.
- Advice and support for Transition to Work participants.