Part three of four in our series "Careers Managers are only human - raising the profile of careers in your School"
Developing a proactive culture where pupils take greater responsibility for researching their career options is probably the most challenging part of this agenda. It involves a change of culture. If students are starting to develop a view that what they are doing will lead them to this area or that area, if they see the connection, it gives them a reason to continue to learn their English, to develop their maths or whatever they need, that there is a purpose for it… then they are more likely to be successful. There is also the move away from the ‘spoon-fed’ mentality/dependence on certain key individuals within a school. Careers managers are only human. It is not your job to know everything, to do the work for students and to make their decisions for them.
So, how do you empower your students to take greater responsibility and develop their skills for exploring /moving into the world of work?