Hi @motherbear! Thanks so much for your response and insights. It sounds like you too have gone through a bit of a journey with your career making you rather well equipped to help and guide teens. I'd love to find out more about what (if anything) is being offered at schools. I understand that there are career teachers which might be made up of graduate teachers who have recently left the system so they can connect/advise students. If schools aren't well equipped then what do parents do? Do they look for people like yourself to help and guide their kids? Many thanks!
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Hi everyone, First time posting so I hope this is appropriate I have heard from lots of people that the career counsellors at schools are not particularly well equipped to help kids make decisions about their future. Not that career counsellors are to blame, instead there are so many career options these days that it can be really confusing and difficult for kids. Whilst there are still traditional careers in the digital era there are so many other options to consider that it gets a bit overwhelming. And kids need to choose subjects relatively early to then lead into pathways i.e. apprenticeships, TAFEs, uni. I wanted to check in to see if this is an issue for your kids, and therefore you as parents? How do your kids make decisions about their future? Do you feel equipped to help them? Thank you in advance for sharing! Regards, Indar
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