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Careers development at a young age

8th Aug 2016
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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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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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