Parents as Career and Transition Support PACTS Buckley
Parents as Career and Transition Support PACTS Buckley Park College Presented by Tricia Fidler Careers and Transitions Project Officer Western Local Community Partnership Week One
Introductions Career Development Employment landscape Where to start Occupational Categories The Job Guide What can you do? Parents as Career and Transition Support 100% of parents think it is important to be
involved in their childs transition 80% of young people said they would appreciate help from their parents in making decisions Only 20% of parents feel they have sufficient knowledge of the current options to be effective in supporting this type of decision making
Share something about you Something you remember about your own career transition. In what ways is it different now? Who or what was your main influence?
The Complete Career Education and Training Sport and Recreation Paid Work Individual Voluntary
Activities Home And Family Sourced from parents as career partners workshop manual (Department of Education & Training) Western Australia Career Development A simple model of Career Development Doing Planning Preparation
Exploration Awareness Sourced from parents as career partners workshop manual (Department of Education & Training) Western Australia Is this how you think about Career Decision Making? Gender What more would you add? Interests Ability
Health Career Decision Maker Knowledge Skills Religion Ethnicity The emphasis is on the career decision maker as an individual
Sourced from parents as career partners workshop manual (Department of Education & Training) Western Australia Social and Environmental impact on Career Decision Making Peers Geographical Factors Gender Economic climate Family
Interests Ability Health Career Decision Maker Employers Knowledge Skills Religion
School Historical Factors Media Ethnicity Career decision makers also live within a society or an environment where many factors need to be considered Sourced from parents as career partners workshop manual (Department of Education & Training) Western Australia
What is happening in the employment market? Do you need to update your understanding of the job market? What jobs that are in decline? You can use available information to make predictions about the future workplace. You
might need to get an understanding of the current terminology and ideas about preparing for the workforce. Workforce Strength Number of people entering the workforce is declining Number of people exiting the workforce is increasing
DEWR National and State Skills Shortages Lists 2006 Ageing Workforce Workforce Tomorrow Report identified a potential shortfall of 195,000 workers in 5 years as a result of population ageing The Age Newspaper report indicated that in 2002 185,000 people entered the
workforce and by 2020 that number is expected to reduce to just 12,000 Valuable resource www.workplace.gov.au/workplace/ Publications/ LabourMarketAnalysis/ AustralianJobs.htm Nationally over 50% of new employment to 2012-13 is expected to come from 3 main industries: INDUSTRY JOBS
159,600 Health & Community Services Property & Business Services 157,000 Retail Trade 133,500 *Construction has seen the highest increase in new jobs in the last five years= 236,200, and is expected to show the 4th
highest growth in the next 105,900 What are the skill shortage Professional jobs? Registered nurses Child Care Coordinators
Health Specialists - Accountants and Auditors 1. Speech pathologist 2.
4. Physiotherapist 5. Radiographer DEEWR Australian Jobs 2008 What are the skill shortage Trade jobs?
Auto Mechanic and Electrician, Panel beater, Vehicle painter. Carpenter, Joiner, Plasterer, Bricklayer, Plumber, Cabinet maker. Metal fitter, Machinist, Fabricator, Sheet metal worker, Welder. Electrician, Refrigeration and air-conditioning
Furniture upholsterer Chef & Cook, Pastry cook DEWR National and State Skills Shortages Lists 2006 Qualifications for Jobs Potential qualifications pathways for jobs % of employment Jobs that currently and potentially have a university pathway 24.0 Jobs that currently and potentially have a VET pathway
62.3 Jobs not requiring qualifications 13.7 Current qualifications profile of the population % of 15-64 years pop. University qualifications 20.0 VET qualifications 29.9 No qualifications 50.1 Where to start Encourage your child to identify: What they are good at What they enjoy doing Where their interests lie
What is important to them in there working life Read pages 8-12 Occupational Categories Occupations are often categorised based on the skills required to perform those jobs. (Page 8 in workbook) What is your occupational category?
Matching interests and abilities to these categories can give direction to exploration of options (page 11) Career Assessments What they are/are not Page 13 Careers My Quiz www.jobsearch.gov.au
Future My Profile www.myfuture.edu.au Health and Community www.hcscareers.vic.edu.au/careerquiz.php Career Quiz http://jobsearch.gov.au/Careers/cq_home.aspx My results
General Careers My Future My Profile www.myfuture.edu.au/services/default.asp?FunctionID=2010 My Results in H&C Services www.hcscareers.vic.edu.au/careerquiz.php The Job Guide The Job guide is given to all year 10 students.
It provides information about job prospects, personal requirements, skills and training required You can also investigate employment opportunities and related jobs Available online: www.jobguide.dest.gov.au/ Basic Skills
Employers say they would like new entrants into the workforce to have certain basic skills. These have been summarised into eight categories and go by the name of Employability Skills. What are the Employability Skills? Team work understanding ones own role in a team, capacity to work harmoniously and productively with others.
Communication displaying effective listening and understanding, speaking clearly and directly, being assertive and persuasive. Employability Skills Problem-solving ability to apply a range of strategies to solve problems. Technology
able to master various forms of technology in the workplace. Have a basic understanding of word processing, and Internet/email usage etc. Employability Skills Planning and organisation managing priorities by setting time lines, coordinating tasks and working systematically. Self-management
having clear goals, evaluating ones own performance and taking responsibility for allocated tasks. Employability Skills. Learning proactive involvement in training and learning opportunities in the workplace as well educational settings. Initiative/enterprise
ability to adapt to change and translate ideas into action. What can you do? Take notice of your childs activities both in and out of school and support your childs interests and skill development. Encourage your child to participate in
voluntary, casual or part time work so skills and work practices can be learned. What can you do? Assist in the development of their self esteem by asking them to share how they achieved something. This will help them to see their own strengths. What can you do?
Expose you child to resources and advice to enable them to collect information about education and the world of work Encourage your child to keep their options open the broader the range they consider the more likely they are to find one that works for them. What can you do?
Go with them to Career Expos and Open Days Be realistic when discussing career options with your child and be sure to listen to what they have to say. (Listen with your body as well as your mind) Changing careers is perfectly acceptable dont make your child feel they are
making a life long decision now. Sourced from parents as career partners workshop manual (Department of Education & Training) Western Australia End of Week One Week 2 Career and Transition School study options VET, VCAL and VCE Try before you buy Work Experience and
Structure Workplace learning School based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Career services at your school /Pathways plans Surf the Web
Value of ongoing learning Career Development A model of Career Development Doing Planning Preparation Exploration Awareness Sourced from parents as career partners workshop manual (Department
of Education & Training) Western Australia Awareness Need to spend some time identifying: interests values skills
abilities, and then Explore possible matches Exploration A time to take what you know about yourself and look for matches in the world of work Some ways to do this: Look at occupational categories to see which jobs might need the qualities and attributes you already have
Look at your qualities and attributes and see how they might transfer to a range of occupational categories. Investigate what a job needs so that you can direct your learning or develop your attributes to expand your options. (skill or training) Senior school options Victorian Certificate of Education VCE
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning - VCAL Vocational Education and Training VET Summary on page 19 in the workbook VCE Senior
Certificate that provides a pathway to further study at University or TAFE or to work Generally undertaken by students in Years 11 and 12 although some schools allow students to do one or two subjects in year 10. Minimum 16 units over the two years. English must be part of the selection.
What subjects to choose? Subjects that: You enjoy You are good at Reflect what you are interested in studying at tertiary level, if you know. (see VTAC and
TAFE guides) Help provide you with more career options if you are uncertain Look at Choice! VTAC print out, especially from page 12-19 with particular attention to Kris on page 18. What is VCAL? Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning Senior Certificate for Students in years 11
and 12 that offers hands on practical learning. Offers wider range of curriculum choices for young people who in the past might not have continued at school Designed to develop skills and knowledge for personal and social development and enhance students employment chances
VCAL Three award levels FOUNDATION INTERMEDIATE SENIOR The VCAL Curriculum Strands Literacy & Numeracy Skills (LNS) Industry Specific Skills (ISS)
Work Related Skills (WRS) Personal Development Skills (PDS) VCAL Course A VCAL course may contain curriculum components drawn from: VCAL units from the curriculum
strands (LNS, ISS, WRS and PDS) VCE units (including VET in the VCE programs) Other VET curriculum or Training Packages Further Education accredited curriculum
VET in schools It allows a student to complete a vocational certificate whilst doing either their VCE or VCAL. VET in Schools programs are typically delivered through partnership between schools, industry and training providers
Often include opportunities for students to participate in workplace learning. Each school decides on the VET subjects they will offer their students Why do VCAL? Interest in staying at school VCAL Pathways VCAL
Employment Apprenticeship/ Traineeship Certificates, Diploma or Advanced Diploma Degrees VCE
VCAL and VET Work Experience and Work Placement Year 10 Work experience. Student is the observer, doing a limited range of tasks. Work placement or Structured Workplace Learning places the student in the workplace as a worker.
Part of VCAL or VET and is related to practicing what they have learnt in class in the workplace. Workplace learning An opportunity to try on a new identity. No longer a student but a young adult worker. Need to be supported and encouraged by parents. Take time to read page 28 and discuss Opportunities
to encourage - Travel outside our comfort zone School based Apprenticeships and Traineeships Nationally recognised qualification overseen by a Registered Training Organisation. (RTO)
Option to start while still at school School based Apprenticeship- doing one day per week for 18months+ Group Training Organisations (GTO) employ the apprentice/trainee and oversee their training and lease them out to businesses. You can find an employer independently of a GTO. Refer to the apprenticeship information booklets
Careers services at Buckley Park Secondary Presented by Careers Teacher Available staff Managed Individual Pathways (MIPS) Activities Careers
resources Research and Resources Printed I have brought a number of resources that you are free to look at during the break CD Rom and other electronic media I have brought a number of resources that you can play or view.
Internet At the back of your booklets there is a list of sites that may be of interest Internet resources Do a Quiz! My results Watch a Video
Internet Resources Pair up with another parent if you like Take time to scan the online activity sheets You can choose from: Job pathways Ace Day Jobs Victoria University Going to Uni La Trobe Uni Big Plans Building industry Plumbing career Job Juice - Youth focused Job Search Government website
Search the sites and see if you can answer the questions Unemployment and Qualifications 2.7 2.9 Bachelor degree 2004 3.7
3.6 Cert III or IV 2005 5.9 6.3 Cert I or II 5.1 School Year 12 6.6
School Year 10 and below 9.6 9.6 0 2 4 6 8
10 12 Source: Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Jobs 2006 (ABS Education and Work, Cat No 6227.0) Youth at risk of being unemployed have one or more of these factors in their life Leave school early Low levels of literacy and numeracy
Live with one or more unemployed person Are from a low socio-economic background Are from a non English speaking or indigenous background . Source: A report for the Smith Family for the AMP Foundation Nov 2003 Youth Unemployment in Australia by Kristy Muir, Anne Maguire, Daniel, SlackSmith and Maree Murray. Consequences on the individual of youth unemployment Young
males not in the labour force have a mortality rate 8.6 times higher than their working or studying peers. Being unemployed as a youth may result in future low wages, long term underemployment and unemployment. . Source: A report for the Smith Family for the AMP Foundation Nov 2003 Youth Unemployment in Australia by Kristy Muir, Anne Maguire, Daniel, SlackSmith and Maree Murray. End week two
Week Three The World of Work University and TAFE options Communicating about Careers Internet with Young People Resources
Transition agencies to Work and supporting Quick review of last week and a look at the Handbook contents. Start page 20 Communicating with young people about careers read page 28 Break into 3 groups and answer What
skills are needed of us as parents to encourage responsibility in our teenager for making decisions? How can you let your teenager know you are interested in their goals and dreams without imposing your own views upon them? Transition to Work Stages of Job Hunting Page 35
Find jobs Researching a job Cover Letter Resume Preparing for interview Interview questions page 45 Agencies and service that help page 39 Centrelink Job Network Local Community Partnership Youth Pathways
Youth Transition Support Initiative Job Placement, Employment and Training New Enterprise Incentive Scheme How would you help? Form teams of 3 or 4 From the team call for a volunteer to report your discussion back to the main group
Discuss the scenarios and decide how you would help the young person. Record you suggestions. What resources or strategies would you use? Report back to the main group Career Development A lifelong process of growth through life, learning and work. It can happen unintentionally, or it can be about actively creating the work one
wants to do within the context of the life one wants to live. It is both complex and unique to the individual. Congratulations! You have reached the end of the PACTS workshopbut really it is just the beginning. Extra Slides Outer Western Melbourne Employment by Occupation(000) February 2008
Outer Western Melbourne Employment by Industry February 2008('000) Play the Holiday Game Choose Paris Hawaii Lorne a holiday destination Decisions We
make the best decision we can at the time based on the information we are given. Preconceptions can hamper good decision making. Give yourself the best chance to make the best fit. Know what youre getting into.
University and TAFE Introduce Kathryn Moloney from RMIT Kathryn will be speaking about the difference between University and TAFE, pathways and RMIT Refer to TAFE Course Directory University and TAFE course guides Play TAFE way to go Start at Chapter-courses-profiles
Uni Grads turn to TAFE for Job Skills The Australian. Apprenticeship /Traineeship resources Industry booklets show the range of roles and samples of what is covered in the course, duration of training, employer incentives the roles and responsibilities.
Take time to look at The range of qualifications in each industry The range of subjects or topics in the training plans
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