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During their teenage years, your daughter/son will be making vital decisions about their future plans. There's no doubt that these decisions are not easy - especially as there are more choices on offer than ever before. 

In addition the World of Work is changing all the time, new jobs are being created and some are being lost. Your daughter or son may ask you for help - so knowing what is happening and what opportunities are on offer is crucial so that you can help them with their career planning and decision making. Why not use this world of work site to find out more?

Starting points for finding out about the World of Work...

This World of Work Barnsley site provides information about the job market as well as all the different job sectors to help you think about the areas of work you are interested in.

So why not use this site to find out all about: 

Starting points for finding out about local courses...

For more information about the courses and work-based training on offer locally for 14-19 year olds see  the website.

If you don't know where to start...

Why not begin by clicking on the section that applies to your son or daughter? Just what do they need to think about:

If you feel that your son or daughter is very confused at the moment or you want to talk to someone and get some expert advice about their plans - don't forget you can contact your local IKIC Young Peoples Centre (formerly known as Connexions) for information, advice and guidance -
find out more about where to get help
The IKIC Young Peoples Centre in Barnsley is based in 
Temperance House, Pitt St, Barnsley S70 1AL  Tel No: 01226 773774 
Opening times:
Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 10am-4pm