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Skills Development Scotland offers careers advice, guidance and information to pupils in school, and to people of all ages in Scotland.

 

When it comes to young people making career decisions, you are likely to be one of the first people they will turn to for help.

Skills Development Scotland is Scotland’s careers service and our Careers Coaches are available to support you and your child throughout their time at school.  In partnership with the school, our role is to support pupils to learn about career management skills (CMS) Career Management Skills https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/my-career-options/what-are-career-management-skills-and-how-can-they-help-you which will help them make independent informed decisions both now, and in the future.

 

Help with Subject Choice

Subject Choice is a very important stage in your child’s school life and can have an impact on their future.  Careers Coaches recognise this and will have seen your child in a group discussion in the last few weeks to look at how to make choices.  As a follow up from this group session, all pupils are being offered the opportunity to meet with the school Careers Coach to discuss their ideas individually.  As an important influence on your child’s choices you may also wish to discuss this process and the support available. Ailsa Morgan, the Coach based at James Gillespie’s will be present at the upcoming Course Information evening and will welcome any questions or inquiries.

To help your child with Subject Choices, encourage them to think about, and talk to them about themselves – Are they outgoing or quiet, are they a ‘people person’, do they love animals, do they want to travel, what do they want from a career, etc?  Get them to think about their strengths – Are they practical, a good listener, creative, sporty, do they love science or fashion, or do they speak another language?  This will help your child to begin to think about their career management skills and begin making the right decisions that will help them throughout their lives.

 

For more information on how best to support your child with their learning and career choices visit My World of Work – www.myworldofwork.co.uk  – Scotland’s national careers advice website.

There are lots of useful tools and resources including the new Subject Choice tool, information on choosing a career, routes into work, industry facts, the future job market and lots more.

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/my-career-options/choosing-my-subjects

 

Should you be unable to attend the Course Information evening but wish to discuss matters with Ailsa, she can be contacted at:

ailsa.morgan@sds.co.uk<mailto:ailsa.morgan@sds.co.uk>

Please provide your child’s name and registration class in any correspondence.

 

Ailsa Morgan Career Coach

Mobile: 07946 595260

Skills Development Scotland Leasachadh Sgilean na h-Alba

79 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4SD

Please note; I work Mon-Thurs

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