As a parent/guardian of a pupil who is about to make the first important career decision around subject choice, you may have many questions and be unsure about how you can help your child make the right choices for now.
This isn’t always easy, but it is important! Research has shown that your role as No1 influencer on your child’s future career choices means that it is vital that you have answers to the questions you might have about the opportunities that are open to your child in their future.
Working in partnership with your school, Skills Development Scotland would like to invite you along to an information evening about careers options and the many choices that your child has.
On the night you will have the chance to hear from Careers Advisers on the support and opportunities that are available to your child and hear about the resources that Skills Development Scotland has to help you support them.
We would therefore like to extend a warm invitation for you to join us on Tuesday 28th February 7pm – 8pm at Wishaw Sport Centre, Alexander Street, Wishaw. ML2 0HQ
Colleges are now accepting application forms for August 2017 courses. Make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities and get your application complete as soon as possible. If you need help choosing courses speak to the school Careers Adviser.
If you are looking for a part-time job for evenings or weekends then check out the information on My World of Work to find out which employers are recruiting for Christmas staff.
The Scottish Apprenticeship show is on at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow this Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th October from 10 am to 4 pm.
A wide range of organizations will be there to give you advice about starting work as an apprentice
For more information click here
A bus will be run into the Show on Tuesday 11th for S5 & S6 pupils – see Mr Pettigrew if interested.
Other pupils can still visit the Show accompanied by their parents – it’s on Sunday too!
An apprenticeship is a great way for young people to earn while they learn and get ahead in their careers.
If you have now left school and you would like some help to find out about opportunities that may be available for you then please complete your details below and the Careers Adviser will contact you:
Careers Drop in – Wednesday 22nd June 11am to 2pm
Come along and speak to the Careers Adviser
If you are unable to make this but would still like some help then contact the Careers Adviser here:
This leaflet outlines the help and support our career coaching approach in schools offers to young people, parents/carers and teachers. It details the tools and resources available on the refreshed My World of Work, and also has a section of FAQs covering topics such as who gets support in school and how SDS ensure pupils get the advice that is tailored to their individual needs.
Guide to Career Services in Schools
If you are leaving school in the summer and you would like some help to find out about opportunities that may be available for you then please complete your details below and the Careers Adviser will contact you:
Apprenticeships have changed, with more than 80 different types covering hundreds of jobs. With a Modern Apprenticeship you get a job, get paid and get qualified – in some roles right up to degree level. No wonder more than 25,000 people choose a Modern Apprenticeship every year. Want to know more? At apprenticeships.scot you can search for apprenticeships, apply for apprenticeship jobs and find out more about the different levels of qualifications. You can also check out Foundation Apprenticeships which help you kick-start your career before you even leave school. Go to apprenticeships.scot and follow @apprentice_scot. From Skills Development Scotland.
Your Child’s Future – Who Holds the Key?
Subject Choice is a very important stage in your child’s school life and can have an impact on their future.
Skills Development Scotland recognises this and one of our Careers Advisers may already have met your child in a group discussion to look at how to make choices.
We also offer the opportunity for your child to discuss their ideas individually with the school Careers Adviser. As an important influence on your child’s ideas you may wish to attend this discussion.
If you are interested in this support please could you complete the information in the contact form below. We will then be in touch in due course to make arrangements for this.
For more information on how best to support your child with their learning and career choices visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk