In order to give our students the best possible career prospects, Cardijn College provides students with a range of career resources including career counselling, transition pathways counselling, support with the Personal Learning Plan, work placement opportunities and vocational education and training course selection support.
Our career resources, supported by qualified and experienced career counsellors, include:
Parents play an important role in assisting students to research career choices so they get the right information and can make informed decisions.
Young people enjoy hearing your stories about how and why you decided to follow the career path(s) you have. What about the stories of family and friends? Have they made changes and if so, why and how has it worked for them? Ask them to speak to your student so that they get a much broader picture of career choices. Remember that they need an honest and balanced approach that outlines the negatives as well as the positives.
Another thing to consider is what the student enjoys doing. What sports do they play; are there career choices attached to not just playing sports but also in the administrative or management as well as the support area (e.g. trainer, physiotherapist, specialist fitness coach)? What volunteer groups are they involved in and what about this group do they enjoy? Often the experience of discovering what they do not like is of great benefit for future career choices.
Parents are invaluable in listening to, understanding and supporting students. Sometimes their dreams seem a little far-fetched but with proper research, they may find they can still be a part of the industry in a different capacity if their first choice is out of reach.
Remain supportive to their ideas and help them to be confident and understand that there are many choices available; it is just a matter of tapping into the right area and pursuing the right study path and/or training.