PERSONALISED ONLINE CAREERS SUPPORT FOR EVERY PUPIL

Every pupil in Falkirk district will have access to personalised online careers support from next year.

Individual online accounts will allow young people to record their skills, attributes and qualifications and help them to plan their next steps into further learning or work.
This personalised online support, which will be introduced across Scotland, is one of the recommendations of the 15-24 Learner Journey Review, which involved young people, their parents and schools.

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson said: “While nine in 10 school leavers now go on to higher education, further education or employment, choosing the right course or planning a career can be daunting. We want to make sure that every pupil has personal support to help them map out their future.

“There are a wide range of opportunities out there for our young people, from industry-led technical professional options to well-established academic routes. The aim of these online accounts will be to make it easier for pupils to understand and explore these opportunities and to help them choose the career path that best matches their skills.”