The Department of Wellness at Don Bosco School, Trasi for the welfare of students in association with the ‘Club of Life Workshop’ organized the “Career Guidance Program” on 21st February 2022 under the guidance of Mrs. Rakshitha N.J, Head, Department of Wellness. The Principal, Fr. Maxim D’Souza addressed the audience with a thought-provoking presidential address.
The expert from the field, Professor Ronald Pinto, Director of Institute for Individual Development, Mangalore, addressed the gathering. The session comprised of students and parents of grade IX to XI. The experienced speaker enlightened the participants about the strategies of facing examination and preparing well for the same in the former part of the session. The speaker discussed all the career options available under different streams for the senior secondary schooling in the latter part of the session. He also patiently addressed the queries of all the students and parents. The session was successful with the active participation of parents, students, teachers and the support of management.
Career is an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life with opportunities for progress. Career decision making process is a life-changing event in a person’s life. This process requires the individual to think carefully about their interests, talents, abilities, values and passion. Taking an informed career decision will save an individual from going through the confusions and dilemma associated with inappropriate career choice in future.
“The career confusions and concerns among students in high school is one of the major worries of adolescents, that needs to be addressed at the earliest.” Said Mrs. Rakshita N.J., the Head of the Wellness Department.
It is pertinent to note that career Guidance is a comprehensive, developmental program designed to assist individuals in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. It is a journey of seeking and receiving guidance to acquire the knowledge, information, skills and experience necessary to identify career options and narrow them down to make one career decision.