Website to help employers, schools guide students' careers

Monday, 03 February, 2020

Website to help employers, schools guide students' careers

Employers, educators and schools could help secondary students make better informed career decisions, with the aid of the Australian Government’s new schooltowork website.

The website — developed as a part of ‘Future Ready’: a student-focused National Career Education Strategy — includes “toolkits to support school and industry partnerships” and “examples of transition programs supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students”, according to the government.

“We want young people to know about all their learning and career options so they can choose something that suits them,” Federal Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Michaelia Cash said.

“It’s vitally important they are able to make informed choices and are made aware of all the possible career outcomes available through an apprenticeship or VET qualification,” Cash added.

Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships Steve Irons said the schooltowork website is one of many government initiatives to get more Australians into meaningful work and empower them to make more informed career decisions.

“This complements the Morrison government’s $585 million Skills Package — ‘Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow’, to help Australians develop the skills they need to succeed in our changing labour market,” Irons said.

“All these strategies will work together to provide accurate and up-to-date information for young people, families and career educators.”

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