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Adrian Pitt

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Careers development at a young age


When I was at school, it would have been amazing if a teacher had said: "Adrian, the reason I'm asking you to trot around the playground with a trundle wheel is because..." and: "Ade, the reason I'm asking you to do this with a Bunsen Burner is..."

If "careers" had been embedded into Maths, English, French, Science, Physical Education, Geography (I knew what an Archimedes Screw was, however, would I know what to do if I bumped into one?!) if, if, if, lessons had been made more relevant to me leaving school aswell as achieving a good exam grade, who knows where I'd be now? Teachers, are you allowed to make your lessons come alive with the sound of "careers"?


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  1. I’m not sure how much modern
    I’m not sure how much modern lessons are geared towards vocations/adult life (I’d have appreciated a lot more information on writing CVs, applying for jobs, how to open a bank account and manage money…), but I do agree that a big problem with school for a lot of people is seeing how it will apply in later life, rather than just being a series of tests.
    However, this also seems to be some of the thoughts that came out of last week’s Twitter chat – in that many managers & employees don’t see what the long term point of training is, or aren’t often made to think about what development needs they have, or how those can/should align with business objectives.

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