All students should have a Resume right from their first year in secondary school. Students in the primary years can also have a special folder where they keep copies of certificates and awards. Some primary students also have an e-copy of achievements. Once students see that they have little to add to a Resume, this can be a wakeup call. Suddenly they realise that they should consider becoming more involved in sport, school events and activities outside school.
Thinking about employment skills for primary children seems to be jumping the gun but the foundation of employment skills starts from day one. Parents can help children develop the skills, qualities and attitudes that will help them thrive in tomorrow’s world of work.