Helping teenagers choose
SO many choices! Are you wondering what your teenager is going to do after Year 11 and who can help them decide? Today, there are many different options for young people to consider after Year 11. They could stay in full-time education in the sixth form or at a further education college, or they could start work with training or as an apprentice. Alternatively, they may want to pick up some extra skills before entering the workplace and the Entry to Employment (e2e) programme could help them develop these. They may also want to know if the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) can help them with their next steps. Connexions Kent & Medway offers free, impartial help and advice to young people considering their post-16 options. Personal advisors work with young people in schools, colleges, community venues and town centre access points, and with employers, so that young people are upto-date with all the choices available. They can help your teenager choose the right course, job, apprenticeship or training opportunity and look at what extra support they might need to follow their chosen option. They can also help with anything else that may be stopping your teenager getting on in life, such as exam worries, relationships with family and friends, or concerns about their health. There are 11 town centre Connexions access points across Kent and Medway where young people can come and talk to a personal advisor, search the web, look through extensive information on careers, training and employment, and find out about job vacancies in the area. Most importantly, they can talk to somebody approachable who knows what is on offer. Connexions Kent & Medway also offers a free online job vacancy service at www.conn exionskentandmedway.co.uk
For more information phone 0800 432 0207 for your nearest Connexions access point, contact the personal advisor based at your son or daughter’s school, or visit our website.