The notion that a university degree is the only pathway to success is gradually disappearing. As advocates for student empowerment, it is crucial for career advisors to recognize and communicate the multitude of opportunities available to students beyond the traditional "go to university and get a job" narrative. By presenting alternative routes, you can assist students in making informed decisions about their future. There are several routes’ students can take to have a successful and fulfilling career and they don’t necessarily involve going to uni.
Vocational Training and Apprenticeships
Vocational training and apprenticeships offer students the chance to gain practical skills and hands-on experience in specific industries. These programs provide a direct pathway to employment, allowing students to earn while they learn. By promoting vocational training, you open doors for students to explore careers in fields such as IT, business administration, accounting, digital marketing, and more. There is a wide range of vocational diplomas that are designed to equip students with industry-relevant skills, making them highly employable upon completion.
Entrepreneurship and Start-ups
Encouraging entrepreneurial thinking among students can foster innovation and independence. Some students possess an innate entrepreneurial spirit and may thrive by starting their own businesses. By supporting and nurturing these ambitions, you help students realize that they can shape their own destinies and create opportunities for themselves.
Online Learning and Remote Work
The rise of digital technologies has revolutionized the way we work and learn. Today, students can access a wealth of educational resources online and acquire new skills from the comfort of their own homes. Remote work has also become increasingly prevalent, offering flexible opportunities for individuals to build successful careers. There is a range of online courses that can be completed remotely, providing students with the flexibility and convenience to learn at their own pace.
What we stand for
We are passionate about empowering students to explore these alternative paths. We believe in equipping them with practical skills and industry-recognized qualifications that will enable them to thrive in a competitive job market. Pitman Training’s diplomas and awards are designed in collaboration with industry experts, ensuring that students gain the skills and knowledge that employers demand.
As career advisors, your role in shaping students' futures is invaluable. By promoting alternative routes beyond the traditional university path, you empower students to make informed decisions about their careers. Pitman Training is here to support your efforts by providing vocational training, entrepreneurial skills, and flexible online learning options.
We would be delighted to collaborate with career advisors and actively participate in the 2023/2024 career fairs and activities at your institution. Our team is eager to engage with students, offering valuable insights, guidance, and information about the diverse career opportunities available to them. Contact us today to discuss collaboration opportunities.