Vocational orientation and career choice

A subcategory of "Training and studies"

The specific educational path that your child takes should depend in particular on the skills and interests of your child. If your child has a special interest in something, then this is the best - and most important - prerequisite for interest and motivation during the training and subsequent professional success.

 Vocational orientation and career choice

You may be amazed at what your child will suddenly do if he or she is interested and motivated. Therefore, do not push your child into an education that he or she does not want! This applies even if you as parents are so sure that this training is exactly the right thing for your child.

Career orientation should actually already take place at school: Depending on the type of school, vocational orientation is on the programme from the 7th or 8th grade onwards. The implementation varies and - in my estimation - is usually not very successful, as it fails to meet the needs and life situation of the young people in the form in which it is practiced.

In practice, however, career orientation often begins at the moment when your child starts to think about what he or she wants to do after school. Some children know from an early age that they want to be a doctor, a groom or a pilot. Others still don't know it when they graduate from school or find their destiny after they have started an initial education and possibly dropped out. Despite claims to the contrary, this is perfectly normal and perfectly fine. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise or even put pressure on you.

Under this Link, you will find a list of websites where you can find information about professions and the requirements, grades and/or competences you should have for these professions. But also have a look at the information in the section -> Competences and school grades.


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