That is the message emanating from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), which said thousand of UK students receiving their GCSE results today need to make the right career choices for the sake of their own lives and the future economic performance of the UK.
Kevin Green, the REC's chief executive, said that although getting good grades gives a student a good foundation on which to build, what happens afterwards that point is becoming increasingly important.
"The jobs market will continue to evolve and will remain extremely competitive. This is why we urgently need to raise awareness of the world of work and provide better route maps in terms of what the jobs of the future will be and the skills needed to access them," he added.
Today's GCSE results revealed that almost seven out of ten entries achieving a C grade or above this year, with a quarter of all exams graded A or A*.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Origin: Salespeak News