CEC: Talking Futures – Parent & Carer Careers Support
October 25th 2022

CEC: Talking Futures – Parent & Carer Careers Support

Schools and colleges can use the Careers & Enterprise Company’s new suite of resources to connect parents to their careers programme.

“Parents and carers are influential on their child’s choices and career decisions and therefore are key players in shaping what their best next step might be. In partnership with the Gatsby Foundation, we have developed Talking Futures: a campaign to help parents have more constructive and informed careers conversations with their child.”

Take a look at the resources:

Talking Futures Toolkit

The Talking Futures Toolkit features a range of tools and activities including:

– Parent-facing activities for events such as parents’ evenings and family learning sessions.
– Student-facing activities to reinforce parents’ role in decision-making.
– Support for Careers Leaders to identify activities that will complement existing provision.
– Practical tips and guidance on how to deliver each type of activity.
– A range of preparation activities to help you and parents get the most out of each session.

Parents and careers decision-making

The Gatsby Foundation;s insights relating to parents, their role in careers decision-making and their recommendations for good parental engagement.

Getting Started

Practical advice and guidance on how best to deliver and evaluate your parental engagement work.


Tailored activities designed to help you build parental engagement into your careers programme.

Resources for Educators

Resources created for Talking Futures that will help you to develop your careers conversations.

All About STEM (All About Futures) partners with Growth Platform, Career Connect, Elevate EBP, St Helens Chamber, Shaping Futures, Wirral Chamber and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as the Careers and Enterprise Company Career Hub for the Liverpool City Region.

‘Connecting schools and colleges with employers and careers program providers, to create meaningful encounters for pupils with the world of work.’

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