Career aspirations and influences on the career choice of young people

Results from a pilot project in the Schkopau Polytechnic Centre (Saxony Anhalt)

Coverbild: BWP 4/2017
Ausgabe/Jahr (Jahrgang) 4/2017 (46)
Seite(n) 14-18

Young people continue to have gender-specific ideas regarding their professional future. This also applies to pupils who participated in a pilot project at the Schkopau Polytechnic Centre (PTZ). Besides influences on their career aspirations which originate from group behaviour and from the parental home, experiences with their own practical work also have a role to play when facing up to the world of occupations. However, results presented in the article indicate that this essentially achieves very little in creating a fresh perspective – for example, a stronger interest among girls in technical occupations.