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(Last updated May 2013)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Careers Service

Selina-Jane of CHEF has recently been in contact with Tess Livingstone of the Careers Service (a free Government service), and they will be arranging an evening talk early next year, which SHEAF members will also be welcome to attend. The following was passed on to us from Selina-Jane:

Parents key influence on their children’s career development
By Tess Livingstone , Practice Leader, Career Services

Guiding the career development of their children is a key concern of many parents. Research consistently shows parents have the most significant influence on a range of career constructs including: career interests, work values and expectations, career self efficacy and career choice.
While there are some key milestones where decisions and choices need to be made (i.e. subject choices; tertiary pathway planning; transition to work etc); career development is an ongoing process from early childhood. The role models and settings children are exposed to; the attitudes toward work and learning; the skills and occupations that are valued in the family home are all shaping the career trajectory of your child.
Supporting children to be able to identify their own skills, abilities, values and interests and make sense of the opportunities in the world of work and training is an exciting and challenging task.
Career Services is the Government career information and advisory service. Our mission is to help all New Zealanders make informed work in life decisions on the basis of quality, accurate and objective information and advice.

We have a comprehensive website (www.careers.govt.nz) with information on occupations, industries, education and training, scholarships, qualifications and job search. We have a dedicated section for parents looking for information to help their young people.

To receive a regular newsletter with information and tools to help you build the career resilience of your child – click on the link below and subscribe to receive our Career Tips newsletter for parents. http://www2.careers.govt.nz/sign_up_career_tips.html

For individual assistance and guidance you and/or your child can call our adviceline on 0800 222733 to talk to a career advisor; or chat online using the webchat option on the website.

To organise a presentation on our services and resources and to learn more about the career development stages of children/adolescents and the role of parents contact Tess Livingstone, Practice Leader Career Services Southern ph 474 2664, email tess.livingstone@careers.govt.nz

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