How can we best prepare students for the world of work?
Education is not just about preparing students to succeed at specific subjects, but also about preparing them to contribute to society. A key part of this is what is often called ‘career skills’, or those skills which will make our students valued employees and colleagues.
In these fast-changing times we cannot be sure exactly what kind of jobs and workplaces our students will find themselves in, but we can equip them with the kinds of skills and attributes that will enable them to succeed throughout their working lives.
As English teachers we need to consider how the teaching of these skills can be integrated into our regular classroom routines, meaning that we are preparing our students in the fullest possible way for the challenges which lie ahead.
Rachael Roberts explains the importance of teaching career skills to teenage students.