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Much of our society and schooling system focuses on preparing children and young people for their futures. From a young age, children are asked ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ As they get older this question changes to ‘what are you going to do when you finish school?’ or ‘what are you studying to become?’

This report by the Commissioner from 2020 brings two companion reports into focus through a deep dive into survey responses received from 745 South Australian young people aged 12 to 18 years who were asked what they think needs to be done to ensure they are future work ready.

It includes recommendations on what changes they would make to the education system to ensure it is more capable of meeting their career development needs, beginning in primary school.