The first time a young person logs in to the site, they will be asked to complete a simple assessment about their career readiness. This information can be used by a careers adviser to identify those who might need extra support. Users are then asked to choose from 21 subjects, 5 routes and 19 sectors that interest them. A brief explanation about each option, ensures young people understand their choices before making their selection. MyDirections generates content associated with the user’s preferences and recommends other articles that may be of interest. Young people can alter their choices at any time - and also select if they are ‘undecided’.
As well as providing factual information, MyDirections also encourages young people to think about careers they may not have thought of, by linking the subjects they have selected to a wide range of careers and courses. Useful websites related to the sectors and subjects they have chosen, enables users to undertake further detailed research should they want to.
In addition to tailored content, MyDirections also includes articles about general topics - for example, using labour market information, choosing qualifications and attending a careers event. A CV builder is available to all users and job search articles cover everything from where to look for vacancies, through to starting your first job or apprenticeship. Information about how a young person can contact their careers adviser is prominent on every page.
MyDirections can be purchased by schools, colleges and local authorities. As well as having access to all the articles already contained in the site, those buying MyDirections can also add content relevant to their area. In addition, institutions would be able to monitor the careers research undertaken by each of their users and check their career readiness. If you are interested in finding out more about MyDirections, or in purchasing it for use by your students, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents and carers can find out more about MyDirections here.
If you are a young person, or the parent or carer of a young person, living in Calderdale or Kirklees, you can contact C+K for careers information, advice and guidance.
If you live outside Calderdale and Kirklees and want careers advice, please contact the National Careers Service.
If you are from a school, college or local authority and would like your students to access MyDirections, please click on the button below for more information.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION