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Why is P - 12 career education important?

Did you know that:

(Miles Morgan Australia (2003). Australian Blueprint for Career Development: Draft prototype, P. 87.)

These research findings suggest we are missing a valuable opportunity to influence and enhance the career development of our students if we do not begin career education early.

P - 12 career education is NOT about expecting students to make lifelong career decisions at a very young age. It is about providing them with a context for their school learning and the skills, knowledge and attitudes to make future career decisions.

A comprehensive career education program can:

What do we want students to learn from career education?

Through a P - 12 career education program students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes they will need to make personally relevant and appropriate career decisions in the future.

The knowledge, skills and attitudes required include:

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