A Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the feelings of young people and teachers towards career advice at schools is about to close.
The Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee survey, launched in September, asks young people to evaluate the career advice they receive at school, and offer ideas for improvement. The enquiry will examine and consider:
the relationship between career advice activities and workforce participation of young Victorians
the extent to which career advice activities meet the needs of school leavers
the challenges advisers face helping young Victorians transition from education to the workforce
strategies to improve the effectiveness of career advice activities
the career advice needs of young people in regional Victoria and ways to address these needs
other jurisdictions, both in Australia and overseas, that could be implemented in Victoria
Committee Chair, Mr Nazih Elasmar, says young people are in the best position to know how well career advice is working for them. He encourages secondary students and recent school leavers to take the survey and describe their experiences.
The Committee also wants teachers and school career advisers to give their opinions on how effective career advice services are, and offer recommendations on how to better support school leavers.
The Committee also invites submissions from survey responders who want to provide more details, as well as other members of the public who wish to share their experiences and views.
If you wish to make a submission or take part in the enquiry, please visit the Committee website at parliament.vic.gov.au/eejsc/inquiry/925.