Parent and/or caregiver engagement is an essential part of a young person’s career journey. They have the potential to influence their child’s career development, both positively and negatively

Parents foster the development of values, attitudes, and self-awareness in teens. Young people value parental support, especially during the career decision-making process. Parents’ own experience of education can influence young people’s decisions through sharing their journey and expectations.

Parental engagement, in partnership with the school, is essential in supporting learning and career-related activities. In contexts where there is a high level of parental support, young people are better able to develop their career management competencies, which support career and learning choices. Feel free to speak to your school's career educator for support around helping your teen.

Below, we  provide a collection of resources to help you support your young person on their career journey. This includes tips on how to talk to your teen about careers, understanding NCEA and subject selection and understanding tertiary pathways, among other topics. Clink on the individual tiles to learn more.