PRACTICUM POWER POINT_Newly edited
PRACTICUM POWER POINT_Newly edited
Career is one of the commonest words to students of
all levels including primary school children. This is
evident in the expression ‘my future career’ which is
common among students.
• Enter a primary class and ask at random ‘what is
your future career’ and you will be surprised by
what answers pupils will give:
• I want to be a teacher, lawyer, doctor, pilot, driver,
musician, banker and the like without knowing
what goes into it.
WHAT IS CAREER?
• A person’s lifetime sequence of occupations,
activities, responsibilities and services
Examples of career;
CATERING AND HOSPITALITY
It is an interdisciplinary curriculum that engages
students and teachers in an interactive learning
process, helping them develop the knowledge,
skills, and attitudes needed to successfully;
Examine their own life
Explore and evaluate a wide range of education and
career options, and
Make reasoned and researched goals for their future
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN
CHOOSING A CAREER.
•Interest and capabilities
• Material benefits
• The media
• Personal aptitudes,
This includes family
circumstances (death of parents,
physical, and economic disability
of parents), poor performance or
failure in exams, scholarships and
grants to students.
It is therefore the role of students,
parents, schools, various stakeholders
and the entire society to be aware of
these factors in order to help choose an
appropriate career for students.
The internet, media, employers, and
workers can serve as sources of
SOME BENEFITS OF BEING ON A
WISE CAREER PATH.
• It helps the individual to have the
knowledge of various career
• It helps in decisions making: through
career planning one is able to select a
career which is suitable to his
personality, preference, family
environment, scope for selfdevelopment etc.
• It promotes job satisfaction
• It enhances employee commitment
and creates a sense of belongingness.
• It improves employee's performance
on the job by tapping their potential
abilities and stimulating their
• Helps the individual to have a broader
skill base. One will have identified and
learned the skills necessary to make him
or her more attractive to a wider range of
• Helps the individual to make logical job
transitions. One will know what skills and
responsibilities to look for in the next job.
IMPLICATIONS OF NOT BEING ON A
WISE CAREER PATH
• Low self-esteem,
• Job dissatisfaction,
• Failures in life and even to the
extreme it can lead one into
HOW CAN A STUDENT COME BY A
WISE CAREER CHOICE?
Who am I?
Gathering information about oneself.
Students should understand themselves
very well, their capabilities, interest,
aptitudes, work related values etc.
What do I want?
One needs to learn about job markets and
Individuals must be aware of the nature of the
occupations (i.e. hazards, risks, remuneration
and opportunities for future enhancement), the
educational factors (i.e. which subject goes
with what occupation), professional and other
academic requirements needed for the various
Matching traits to the explored career
• What am I capable of doing?
The career choice should be congruent to
the personality characteristics.
How do I get it?
There should be a serious continuous career
planning right from the onset. The student needs
to identify their goals and set appropriate
Students should constantly seek career counseling
from their school or district Guidance and
Select a role model but in consultation with
parents and the school counselor.
THE ROLE OF VARIOUS AGENTS IN
THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF
THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL
Ensure the availability of a school counselor
In collaboration with the School Counselor, the
administration should provide an appraisal service to
assess fresh students in order to place them in the
Make available fund for the procurement of logistics
necessary for the proper implementation of Guidance
and Counselling in the school.
THE ROLE OF TEACHERS
• Serve on the school guidance
• Help to appraise students’
characteristics for purposes of
adjustment and placement under the
supervision of the counselor.
• Assist in identifying the problems of
students and referring such
problems to the counselor.
• Help the counselor to study and
diagnose the problems of students
• Assist counselor to gather and
collate data for the cumulative
records of students.
• Arrange special guidance and
remediation programs for students.
THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL
Planning guidance programs
Pupil or student appraisal
Education and Occupational planning
Consultation with parents
Role of Parents in Career Planning
• It is the duty of parents to provide all
opportunities and facilities necessary for the
children to join a good college or vocational
course to pursue their dreams. If the children
have any special talents, then parents can
encourage them to take special training
necessary to develop better skills so that they
can channel their special talents into
•Parents can provide financial assistance for
establishing the guidance program
•PTA members can made students’ undesirable
behavior in the community known to the
•Parents can serve as resource persons for giving
talks to students
•Linking the school staff with agencies or
institutions in the community which can
give useful services to promote the school
•Parents can encourage their children
to make some tests online for career
In conclusion, what the various agents must
know are that;
• Career choice making is a lifelong process
and therefore should be made wisely
• Job satisfaction and security should
be sought for and not prestige and
There should be a complete congruence
between the personality characteristics
of an individual and his or her career
• Parents should not live their lives
through their children
Though a student can share his or her
career related problems, the base line
remains that peers are not experts in