Christopher Broadbent, Careers & Pathways Coordinator
Careers Corner - Futurewise
This week, Year 10 students received a briefing session about a careers guidance service that we provide to students called Futurewise.
Futurewise ensures that young people get the right level of support and information at the key transitional stages of their educational development.
Futurewise membership begins with psychometric profiling, designed to identify abilities, aptitudes, personality traits and interests. This profiling looks for fundamental abilities and the scores are not improved by revision so students of all academic abilities are able to complete the process.
The profiling results are presented in a series of graphs, tables and easy-to-read reports. The report concludes by identifying a number of career paths based upon the student's profile results and subsequent further research. Futurewise members receive an interview with a careers guidance professional to discuss their profile report and academic and vocational aspirations. During this interview, students have the opportunity to talk through the outcomes and identify their next steps, actions and research. Parents are welcome to attend this interview.
Members will gain access to the Futurewise website, which provides students with the opportunity to research universities, higher education and careers options, and up to date information from around the world. Students will also have access to an information, advice and guidance helpline (phone or email) to answer career and higher education related questions.
One of the key features of Futurewise is that students will have access to this service until their 23rd birthday, providing ongoing support for students who may leave us for other schools, whilst at university and also for those applying for their first jobs.
For a one-time fee of UK£ 232 or approx RM 1280 your child gets a Futurewise enrolment lasting until their 23rd birthday.
The psychometric testing session will run on Friday 31 May, with follow up interviews on June 3 and 4.
If you would like your child to be enrolled with Futurewise, please return the reply slip your child brought home to Mr. Broadbent by Monday 29 April 2019. Spare copies can be collected from the MSS Reception.
If you would like to know more about Futurewise I will be providing an information session for any interested parents on Thursday 25 April, 3.10pm - 4.20pm in AG08.
You might also like to visit their website at here.