The readiness of school students to make and implement career decisions as they approach the transition from school to work can vary greatly. Many students find having to choose from a wide range of options confusing and sometimes stressful. Career services in schools help young people not only to make these decisions wisely but also to develop attitudes, skills and knowledge to prepare for and adapt to multiple learning and work transitions throughout their life.
In this practical text, experienced career guidance professional, Catherine Hughes, provides the reader with an overview on developing, planning and delivering best practice school-based career development programs and services. Topics covered include:
• typical career questions asked by middle and secondary schools students
• practical application of career theories
• tools and techniques to support careers work in schools
• tips for design, delivery and evaluation of school career services
This is book one in the series Careers Work in Schools, written to support the work of career development facilitators in schools — from those charged with teaching a work-related subject for the first time to seasoned school-based career practitioners wanting to refresh their knowledge, understanding and practice.