Career information site streamlined
National career information service myfuture has launched a new website, promising a better user experience for students.
Managed by Education Services Australia and supported by government education departments, tertiary institutes and industry, myfuture has over 800,000 registered users. It plays an important role in helping young Australians shape their future by allowing users to explore how interests and skills relate to a wide range of career options and vocational and higher education pathways.
Changes made to the site have been informed by best practice research methods as part of myfuture’s commitment to a strong evidence base and continuous improvement. The resources myfuture users know and love remain, but improved navigation and personalisation features have been introduced, and a more modern design facilitates better engagement with resources across all user groups.
“Australia’s economy is changing in ways never seen before and young Australians are being disproportionately impacted by these changes. Looking ahead, it is critical that every school student has access to career information and guidance that is future-focused and personalised. myfuture provides relevant, up-to-date and trusted resources that support young people to have greater confidence in the career choices they are making,” said Education Services Australia CEO Andrew Smith.
“Australia’s number one source of high-quality, unbiased, freely accessible career information just got even better. Our team has worked collaboratively with myfuture users and career development experts to ensure we continue to enhance the platform,” he said.
During user testing, over 80% of existing myfuture users said the refreshed website was ‘easier’ or ‘significantly easier’ to use than the existing website.
myfuture provides students with access to personalised, relevant and reliable career information from official sources.
As part of the changes, resources on the website have been reorganised and regrouped to encourage in-depth content discovery via multiple pathways.
The website also features a new ‘My Favourites’ section where users can collect content saved and bookmarked throughout the website and a new ‘Glossary’ page that links and defines words throughout the website to build career knowledge.
Creating a Career Profile with myfuture is free and provides students with a private place to engage in self-reflection and develop self-awareness, allowing them to discover occupations, courses and industries aligned to their skills, interests and values.
myfuture also offers targeted resources and professional development opportunities for those who support or influence career choices, such as teachers, career practitioners, parents and carers.
Research highlights the importance of career awareness and exploration for students from an early schooling age to ensure they don’t unwittingly narrow their career pathway choices.
Click here to view the new myfuture website.
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