The Need And Importance Of Career Counseling.
The results of secondary (matric) examinations have started coming in different provinces of the country, and after some time the results of higher secondary and university level examinations will start coming. Due to the lack of a regular career counseling department in educational institutions, students appear to be severely confused in their career choices after completing their matriculation, intermediate, and degree levels.
Importance of Career Counseling:
Although the Education Policy 2009-2015 announced the provision of “career counseling” to children at the intermediate level, no significant steps have been taken in government educational institutions with regard to career counseling till the end of the policy. Career counseling is not the first thing in our educational institutions, and if it is, it is on a very superficial basis, usually in the name of career planning, market needs, educational qualifications, parental pressure, peer pressure, opinion. Turning and personal tendencies are taken into account. In our country, students usually think of career planning after college or university education, although career planning should be determined by school life.
Choosing a Job Career is Difficult Task:
Most parents and students find themselves helpless when deciding on a career here. Parents are unaware of market trends, educational systems, and the breadth of a particular sector. Similarly, students at the age of fourteen or fifteen do not look mature enough to make life-changing decisions on their own. Given the helplessness of students and parents in choosing careers and careers, the field of career planning at the school level has become an important need of the hour. The task of the career planning department at the school level should be to review the personalities of the students individually from time to time. Before completing secondary education, the school’s career planning department should individually observe and analyze the interests of each student and then suggest suitable professions according to their natural tendency.
Because of the lack of career counseling at the school level, students think all ages are different, they have to do something else, and working against their natural inclinations, interests, and skills is something else that happens to them. Is.
Categories of Students:
Our students are generally divided into three categories or grades.
- One is that those who are very hardworking and intelligent are forced to study science subjects without knowing their interests and tendencies.
- The second level includes students with moderate mental abilities. They are taught Commerce or Computer Science subjects.
- The third level includes all students who are less interested in reading, such students are forced to read arts subjects without thinking.
Students Should Choose Their Own Job Field:
It is possible that an exceptionally intelligent child has a natural tendency and interest in the field of advocacy, but his parents forcibly make him a doctor or an engineer. The result is that he becomes an average type of doctor or engineer, rather than a successful lawyer or barrister. Similarly, many students join the teaching profession, who have neither a natural inclination towards teaching nor the ability to understand the physical, mental, social, economic, and psychological differences of children. Such teachers who come to the teaching profession can neither teach the children in the true sense nor give any useful advice to the children regarding career planning.
Choosing The Right Career Is A Thought-Provoking Task:
There was a time when any student’s future plans revolved around becoming a doctor or an engineer. Life in the 21st-century world is very dynamic and full of creativity. For today’s youth, there is a rich and complete world of unconventional fields, from information technology, electronic and print media, and web networking to online business opportunities and fashion designing. Choosing the right career is a thought-provoking task that depends on a number of factors, including your interests, skills, and personality. In our career planning, market needs, educational qualifications, parental pressure, friends’ opinions are given priority, while personal tendency and interest are given nominal attention.