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Are you ready for your future?

06 October 2014

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Independent research by the Association of Colleges to mark Colleges Week (11-18 November), finds that school teachers and parents admit they are struggling to give the right advice to prepare young people for the world of work (1):

  • One fifth of parents (20%) feel out of their depth advising their children about careers, whilst 32% say they only feel comfortable talking about jobs with which they are familiar
  • Nearly one fifth (19%) of parents say they give their child the same jobs and careers advice they received from their parents
  • Some parents readily admit their offspring are ill-prepared for work, with more than one in 10 (11%) confessing they wouldn’t even employ their own child
  • 44% of school teachers admit to giving a pupil bad or uninformed advice in the past
  • 82% of school teachers don’t feel they have the appropriate knowledge to advise pupils on careers
  • 72% of parents think education should be more focused on preparing young people for employment
  • Indeed, 93% of school teachers and 94% of parents want pupils /their child to have more access to employers and businesses

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