Schools need to start career planning in Grade 6: Report

Students should be able to switch between academic and vocational streams, which reduces drop-out rates
||Last Updated: 06/04/2009

It's back to class for students today and it's never too early to start thinking about career planning. Unfortunately, many schools aren't doing enough to help students prepare for their future careers, according to a new report.

The school-to-work transition study by the Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN), an Ottawa-based think-tank, found career planning in many schools often comes too late and doesn't do enough.

"The research shows that career development services in most provinces lack the needed scope and are out of sync," said Sharon Manson Singer, president of CPRN.