PHILIPSBURG – The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has shown the world that there is a demand for medical professionals such doctors, nurses, medical technicians etc. and many of our students are taking up the challenge and going into the medical field. However, many other students who are in their last years of high school face a challenge about what career or occupation or field they should go into.
Career Guidance Counselors at the Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport see many of the abovementioned cases on a regular basis. Consequently, SSSD is once again organizing an interactive workshop entitled “Choosing a Career or Study” on March, 31, 2022 geared mainly at individuals who are undecided. This free workshop, for students in their last years of high school and recent graduates, will be held online from 5:00 PM 6:30 PM.
Choosing a career path, overcoming being undecided about a major or study at college/university, exploring various career options, and not overlooking other career options are the main areas that will be addressed during this workshop.
“Workshop participants will be given tips on how to explore their interests, skills they may enjoy using, and how these interests and skills (amongst other factors) can factor into choosing a career or study,” say SSSD officials. The next SSSD workshop in April will be geared at parents and how they can help their children with career choices.
This free workshop will be held online. Students or parents can register in advance by calling SSSD at 543-1235 and registrants will then receive an invitation by email. On the day of the event, participants can click the link on SSSD’s Facebook page and join the online workshop. Students are also encouraged to log in on time. Students can also log into the workshop from the link on SSSD’s Facebook page.
The SSSD office is located in the Amigo Building across from the Police Station and next to the WIB. SSSD provides many services to students. Some services include: psychological services, counseling services, speech language pathology services, social work services, educational diagnostic services, career services, and parental workshop.