Students Learn how to Make Career Decisions Lifelong
Students tend to choose their careers and subjects in class 11 based on parental aspirations, peer influence or marks obtained in school subjects to qualify for competitive exams required for admission into popular courses. Most often this is not based on what they enjoy and are good at and importantly is not mapped to occupations and skills that will be in demand when they enter the job market in future.
While psychometric tests results are indicators that can assist to some extent find compatible career options, that alone combined with a one time counselling session isn’t sufficient to assist students and parents make future proof decisions. Students today don’t need to be told what to do, but taught the process of making career decisions, which will serve them lifelong.
Now students in class 10-12 in many schools are using mykensho Simulate, to learn how to make the right decisions in a rapidly changing world of work. It is the only career planning platform, which links real time job market information with tertiary study options, individual profile of every student and school subjects . Each iteration helps students develop the mental set and structure to understand themselves, explore and evaluate opportunities, decide and plan their future. Students (and parents) attend an interactive workshop, to understand the science of career decision making and have access to this self directed tool all year long to develop this competency.