With the wide range of education and training courses available it can be slightly bewildering to many people which course may best suit them at a certain moment in their career: whether just starting out, changing careers, enhancing their existing career or to provide confidence to volunteers in the sterling work they do in tending many sports pitches.
I’ve been investigating the principles of decision trees and how an interactive one could be developed online to help people make a more informed choice.
With the pervasiveness of web technology, the development of more interactive aids to decision making is an opportunity many can take advantage of.
I’ve created this initial prototype decision tree for people interested in Groundsmanship. Clearly a lot more needs to be added but I wanted to demonstrate the functionality and proof of concept.
Whilst this might be of help to groundstaff already in the industry, I think that this type of decision tree (with adaptions) has significant potential for Careers advice professionals in helping to better inform young people of career options.
Chris Gray, 24th April 2016, (updated 18th March 2017)