We often have quite a limited idea of jobs from what we do, television programmes or friends and neighbours. Try to help them look at all the things they could do and see how getting more qualifications can help them get a job with better pay and a good future. Have a chat with a Careers Adviser in your child’s school or college, or in our Connexions Centres - they are up-to-date with all the options in work and education, what’s happening in the labour market, help with applying to university and money matters. We don’t just look at jobs and careers though, as we know personal problems might be worrying young people and their parents, so Connexions are there to help with this too, and youth work in the area means young people have somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.
Provide expert support, information, advice and guidance for young people across Cheshire and Warrington on issues that affect their career, lifestyle and personal life. Help young people learn about themselves, others and society through formal and informal educational activities, which combine challenge, learning and enjoyment. We all want the best for our children – sometimes the changes in education and the workplace make us feel out of touch and unable to help. Although you might think you don’t know where to start, and that you need to leave it to others to give this advice, you are a very important part of your child’s thinking about their future – what you say or do matters to them.
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