In today’s world, career consultancy for students is considered an important first step in their career path. Recognizing the importance of vocational guidance for Vietnamese youth, especially secondary school students in District 8, Saigon Children’s Charity CIO in collaboration with People’s Committee of District 8 started The “Career Consultancy Project for Secondary School Students in District 8” since 2014.
March 17th, 2018, the event was held in the yard of Suong Nguyet Anh Secondary School with the participation of 305 students (7 classes). Last year, it began with the interesting and informative introduction of careers through photo exhibition and art performance assigned to each class with the support of their teachers.
This year, the new element was Van Tuong Vocational School’s participation. They added more tools and information about 11 training career areas for the booths. 12-student groups shared about the majors they were studying. Especially, among 16 students coming from Van Tuong Vocational School, there were one former student of Suong Nguyet Anh school, Nguyen Ly Thanh Truong, shared his journey of recognizing and pursuing his dream of becoming a pharmacist through the 2016-2017 thanks to Career Consultancy Project.
Then, the children were divided into groups according to the chosen profession to share the information they had learned to assess their suitability.
After the career exploration phase, students planned their careers, took specific actions to overcome the limitations and steps to achieve their career goals
” Career Consultancy Project for Secondary School Students in District 8″ continued to bring positive influence. People’s Committee, Department of Education, Vocational and Technical Center in District 8 highly appreciated the effectiveness of the project and expected the career guidance would be expanded.