Karen Lomas
April 14, 2017

Taking your Child to the VCE and Careers Expo?

Are you taking your child to the VCE and Careers Expo?

I was there last year (I blogged about it, remember?) and this year I’m going to be there every day as an exhibitor.

I’m exhibiting at the VCE and Careers Expo with colleague Katie Adler, also a professional careers coach, on our stand on level 1 of the Caulfield Racecourse Grandstand, in Melbourne, from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th May inclusive.

The exhibit is in the name of our joint careers service; Clarify Careers.

Katie and I are finding that our young student clients, from years 10 to 12, and tertiary students also, are not remembering the information or gaining benefit from the information they received having completed a careers questionnaire. I often will ask students whether they completed the Morrisby Online or the Strong Interest Inventory. Typically they say; “I think so, but I didn’t get much out of it”.

We are committed to  helping students to gain some clarity around what their report told them. We are able to use these tools as we are both trained and accredited administers of these and other inventories too, such as the Careers Fast Track.

Research by the Department of Education, as outlined in the Australian Blueprint for Career Development, shows that career support, from early teens, is the best predictor of career independence. This is why many schools internationally are relying upon careers questionnaires. But if the time is not spent with each child to review the information, these expensive resources are not being put to best use.

We have the formal training and expertise to coach students and use these questionnaires if appropriate. Our service is also designed to ensure that the support we offer is progressive across the school years and beyond.

On Sunday 7th May, at 11.30am, Katie and I will be hosting a short seminar entitled, Clarify your career assessment: what does it tell you?

If you are taking your child to the VCE and Careers Expo on Sunday 7th May, please come along to our seminar at 11.30am and listen to the information we are able to provide relating to the importance of one-on-one professional careers coaching for students from year 10, and the way in which we can help them to clarify their careers questionnaire and career opportunities.

Find out more at www.clarifycareers.com.au

More blogs and careers information can be found at www.karenyourcareercoach.com.au

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