Talking Futures: Parents Careers presentation

This activity supports the following recommendations for good parental engagement:

  • Create a parent-friendly environment
  • Build trust with socially-disadvantaged families
  • Refocus careers activities to involve parents
  • Stimulate family conversations
  • Offer a blended delivery

This presentation is a useful template that can be used either virtually or in person to initiate the conversation with parents about their child’s career options. This presentation is fully editable and you are able to create shorter versions of the , by deleting sections, to suit the audience and the time you have available. It includes information on options, a film demonstrating how important their role is in the decision-making process, and signposting to where they can get further support at school or college and online.

It can be combined with your existing parents’ presentation materials and used in a standalone event or as an introduction to other activities. The presentation is worth delivering to parents of students from Year 7 onwards as research has shown this is when parents begin to have conversations with their children about their future options.

Activity objectives

  • To introduce parents to the variety of education and careers options available to their child.
  • To help parents see the importance of their role in their child’s careers decision-making.
  • To showcase your institution’s careers programme and demonstrate to parents where they can get support and further information on education and career options.
  • To prompt conversations to take place at home.

Activity information

  • Engaging parents
  • 20 mins

Tags

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Talking Futures
  • Free
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Parent engagement
  • Presentations
Top tips
  • Create a parent-friendly environment
  • Build trust with socially-disadvantaged families
  • Refocus careers activities to involve parents
  • Stimulate family conversations
  • Offer a blended delivery