Information for Parents/Guardians

Career Management Skills


As young people begin to explore their options for further learning and work, it is important that they identify their skills and strengths as they make decisions about what they want to do next.


To help prepare your child for today’s fast moving labour market, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is leading a transformed careers service that works with schools to give young people the skills to manage their own career.


Our school-based career coaches offer pupils group sessions, drop-in lunchtime clinics and face-to-face coaching, where appropriate. This is supported by Scotland’s careers and information web service My World of Work (
It provides information on subject choices, exam results, preparing for further study, preparing for a job and Modern Apprenticeships.


There is a special area on My World of Work for parents ( where you can get more information or chat to one of our online advisers. If you would prefer to speak to someone, you can call 0800 917 8000.


Kirsty Byrne is the Careers Coach linked to Coltness High School and offers a Lunchtime Drop in Clinic in the Careers Room within the School Library on Tuesdays from 12.40pm -1.10pm.~ Pupils are welcome to call in for careers information and advice.
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