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Care & education

School-leaving certificate (soon) in the bag and now what? Young people today have a wealth of options: continuing school, internships, voluntary service, a year abroad, training, studying or a combination of both in the form of a dual study program. It's not easy to make the right decision! Parents are important partners at their children's side during this orientation phase.

What does a convincing application look like? What are the requirements for different courses of study and which paths lead abroad after leaving school? Some young adults have a clear idea of what they want to do after school and can hardly wait for the last day of school. Others don't really feel ready for a new stage in their lives and are rather overwhelmed by the multitude of options.

Then there are the general questions that need to be clarified within the family: What is financially possible? Do I feel ready to move out or would I rather stay at home for a while longer?

Find out more about the various options on the Familienportal.NRW. With the information and tips, you will receive support with the upcoming decisions on the path to your offspring's professional future. Here you will also find information on programs and online offers that can support your child during the career orientation phase.

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