Career Counselling is a process that will help you to know and understand yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions. Career development is more than just deciding on a major and what job you want to get when you graduate.
The world of work is changing all the time — and fast.
Jobs have emerged that didn’t exist five or ten years ago. And the idea that you’d stick with one career for your entire working life has been left in the dust.
When you talk about career counselling, I suspect a lot of people think back to their school days when a guidance counsellor said, “You should do this job one day.” But it’s a far broader world, isn’t it?
SA universities can accommodate only 18% of South African matriculants. Of those 18%, nearly half (47%) will drop out. If distance learning is taken into account, that figure rises to 68%
A study conducted by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and published in 2013 said students performed poorly at university because they aren’t properly prepared by schools.
Why is career counselling so important?
Once people know where they are headed, they mostly become motivated to work hard to realise their goals.
People consult career counsellors when they face a “natural” crossroads: having to choose a school, university, field of study or one from a number of employment opportunities. A second group consult career counsellors when they begin to doubt whether they have made the appropriate choice in terms of schools, subjects, universities, careers or employers. In all these cases, the future is already upon them. Students & Workers are being confronted increasingly in the postmodern era with the impact of change on the workplace. They have to face and deal with repeated work-related crossroads and transitions. They hesitate because they are uncertain about the way forward.
Sadly, only a small percentage of Africans ever have access to career counselling. Career counselling in Africa at large is still premised on the belief that career counsellors should “test” clients to assess their personality profiles and help them to find the “best fit” between their personality traits and the traits required to execute a certain job successfully.
People hope that career counsellors will tell them which careers to choose.
Moreover, career counselling offered by private practitioners is too expensive to be accessed by people who are poor — and that’s the vast majority of South Africans.
Far too few teachers are trained to administer career counselling adequately. Introducing Life Orientation as a school subject has not resolved the challenge either. Few of the teachers currently facilitating this subject have been trained adequately to administer career counselling.
This is where AAA Tutoring | Africa can assist you.
The role of parents, teachers, role models and a person’s peer group shouldn’t be underestimated. Society has a collective responsibility to ensure that every person be granted access to career counselling. In fact, postmodern career counselling can help “invisible” and “unvoiced” people who are desperately in need of career counselling become “visible” and listened to.
With this in mind we have recruited a whole host of experts in their field, people working in current industries or recently retired individuals with a wealth of expertise in the workplace.
Choose your industry and we will match you up to talk to individuals who are hands on.
For an hour you can speak to a doctor, an artist, a salesperson, a waiter, a chef, where ever your passion is leading you and you want real time experiences and advice.
Sessions cost only R315, one on one, or buy a package of career choices and chat away, but have your questions ready, be prepared and away you go
Choose from the below if you have a specific field of interest, let us know and we will find a specialist for you to talk to.
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