Talking Futures: Employer Panel

This activity supports the following recommendations for good parental engagement:

  • Create a parent-friendly environment
  • Refocus careers activities to involve parents
  • Stimulate family conversations
  • Draw on parents as a resource

An opportunity to introduce parents to the different routes available to their children by offering the chance for them to engage with employers from specific industries, virtually or in person. By inviting selected parents to this activity based on their child’s interest in a subject, skill or industry area, attendance is likely to be higher and the most disengaged parents may feel more encouraged to attend tailored provision.

Activity objectives

  • To broaden parents’ understanding about the different routes that might be available to their child.
  • To help parents to feel supported by their child’s school/college in having career conversations with employers from different industries.
  • To support families to explore the next stages of their child’s transition from education to employment.

Activity information

  • Engaging parents
  • 45 mins

Tags

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Talking Futures
  • Free
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Parent engagement
Top tips
  • Create a parent-friendly environment
  • Refocus careers activities to involve parents
  • Stimulate family conversations
  • Draw on parents as a resource