Careers development at a young age

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If "careers" had been embedded into Maths, English, French, Science, Physical Education, Geography (I knew what an Archimedes Screw was, however, would I know what to do if I bumped into one?!) if, if, if, lessons had been made more relevant to me leaving school aswell as achieving a good exam grade, who knows where I'd be now? Teachers, are you allowed to make your lessons come alive with the sound of "careers"?


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Adrian has worked in the Careers and Information, Advice and Guidance sector for over 20 years. He specialises in supporting clients not in education, employment or training to overcome their barriers and realise their aspirations. As an experienced practitioner, manager and trainer for the Connexions service, Ade took his passion for supporting staff and set up his own company, Develop-meant Training Consultants, in October 2009.

With a team of experienced professionals, Ade offers nationally-recognised qualifications in: Education and Training (what was PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS), Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance, Coaching and Mentoring, Business Enterprise, Customer Service, Team Leading and Management, Assessment and Verification.

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Shonette Laffy
By Shonette Laffy
09th Aug 2016 11:02

I'm not sure how much modern lessons are geared towards vocations/adult life (I'd have appreciated a lot more information on writing CVs, applying for jobs, how to open a bank account and manage money...), but I do agree that a big problem with school for a lot of people is seeing how it will apply in later life, rather than just being a series of tests.
However, this also seems to be some of the thoughts that came out of last week's Twitter chat - in that many managers & employees don't see what the long term point of training is, or aren't often made to think about what development needs they have, or how those can/should align with business objectives.

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