Parents and those in leadership positions at schools play an important role in guiding career making decisions of their school-aged students.
In a Snapshot
Schools and Parents need to be aware that school-leavers may be inspired to pursue a career in skilled trades for many reasons. They might want to follow in the footsteps of a family member, be a born entrepreneur who aspires to start their own business...or just really love to create things.
One thing's for sure, trades are no longer thought of as a "back-up plan" or a consolation prize to university. Learning a trade is a skill for life and can set someone on a path to shaping their own career faster and with a whole lot more flexibility.
We know it’s a time where the choices can seem overwhelming – but having all the facts can help with the decision making process.