Speak to a group of parents and carers to explain your industry and the changing world of work.

What is a Parent Carer Session?

Parents and carers have a key role to play in the decision-making and the general career path that their children choose to pursue. They also face a unique challenge in ensuring that their children are set up for a successful career, future financial security and a good quality of life. This is now further complicated by the fact that the world of work is rapidly changing and many parents and carers are not aware of the many new, diverse and exciting opportunities for young people.

Visiting a parent carer session and sharing your expertise can help parents and carers to understand about the world of work, the many different career routes open to young people and the motivations and drivers of different industry sector employers.

How should I prepare?

The best way to prepare for a Parent Carer Session is to speak to the educator organising the event. They’ll be able to give you more details about the group of parents/carers that you’ll be speaking to, and share useful information. You don’t need to plan a formal presentation - instead, the talks that have the most impact involve speaking from the heart and sharing your real world experience.

What is the impact of a Parent Carer Session?

Children look to their parents and carers for guidance and advice, so it is crucial that parents are well informed about the changing world of work, the opportunities available to young people after they leave school and the skills necessary to gain employment.

Therefore, Parent Carer Sessions will help parents and carers actively support their young people with their career decisions and prepare them for successful futures. This will ultimately help in ensuring that all young people are better informed about, and prepared for, the changing world of work.

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