Why Career Coaching in TVET Institutions
How will a career coach benefit your students?
More than ever, you and I need a career coach. The job environment has changed, and the picture no longer resembles what has been familiar to us.
Just look at the jobs advertised in today's papers or online platforms. How many of those jobs do you recognize? Maybe, a few. But look again two months from now. You might even find stranger job titles. So, how do we keep up?
Graduates, especially in TVET, need to have jobs upon graduation. They don't go to your institutions to feed their interests and make them learned persons. They are there to get the skills they need to land jobs.
Aside from landing jobs, career coaching has other benefits:
Because of its fundamental value, how, then, can TVET institutions organize a career coaching? Some institutions, this work may be straightforward, especially when they have the resources to hire career coaches. For some, this could be a challenge.
However, here are some steps you can take:
Being convinced of the value of career coaching is necessary to ensure commitment to the work. However, seeing the rapid changes in the job market, the institution needs to consider it a duty to assist students in navigating this new environment's complications.