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Since June 2017, we have been making rolling improvements to our website and suite of free online career-planning tools.


We answer the top five questions parents have about NCEA

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As a parent you are likely to be new to the world of NCEA and there’s no denying there’s a lot to learn! Read on – we’re answering the top five NCEA questions we receive from parents.


Poor NCEA results – does this mean a change of subjects or direction is a good idea?

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If your teenager had their heart set on a particular course or career, but didn’t get the required NCEA results, find out how to help them explore all their options. 


My teen wants to leave school after bad NCEA results – help!

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If your teen wants to leave school after poor NCEA results, find out how to work this through with them and get ideas of places that can help.


How to talk to your teens about poor NCEA results

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Unexpected NCEA results can create uncertainty and stress. Find out how to talk to your rangatahi about what next.


Right subject choice key to career opportunities

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Find out how to support young people making decisions about what to study.


Tips and tools to help your teen decide where to next after school

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The end of the final year at school can be a stressful time for your teen, as they decide what to do when they leave school. We understand that as a parent you want to support and guide your teen through this stage of their lives as best you can. We’ve put together a dedicated resource hub where you can find all sorts of tips, tools and advice.


Bringing maximum inspiration with the new Oompher web series

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Meet Charlie Camp, a female building apprentice by day and rock-star drummer by night who is smashing stereotypes in the building industry.

Why it’s important for students to have real-world experience

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Research suggests that graduates with real-world experience are more desirable to employers than those without. Here we take a look at the importance of work experience for secondary and tertiary students, and at some of the challenges of making it relevant for students.


Help your child make the right choice for their future

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The end of high school can be a difficult time for students who are trying to navigate their way into a career. As parents, your advice is important but it can be hard to know when to step back and let your child work things out for themselves. Our top tips can help you when your child needs to make a career decision.