Monday, May 20

St Joseph’s Private School holds career guidance day

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Students listening attentively to a talk by a representative from the Malaysian Institute of Accountants in the school chapel.

Students listening attentively to a talk by a representative from the Malaysian Institute of Accountants in the school chapel.

KUCHING: It was a morning of good fun mixed with serious business for students of St Joseph’s Private School during the school’s first ever career guidance day that was successfully held on Thursday morning.

Speakers from various professional bodies including Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia, Ministry of Health and Malaysian Medical Association as well as from tertiary education institutions were invited to give career talks and presentations to more than 200 Form 3 and 4 students at the school.

The main objective of the event themed “Fun, Love and Care For the Future” was to raise students’ awareness about academic and career options after they leave secondary school, the school’s career guidance coordinator Lye Mei Yin said.

“We wanted to raise our students’ awareness about their future. Most of them don’t know what courses to take, what courses are available nor what careers to take up,” she explained.

She added that the school had also teamed up with education advisory services facilitator Gen Education Hub to conduct psychometric tests for Form 4 students to assess their aptitude and personality prior to the career day so that the students would gain a better idea of what courses and career progressions they may be better suited for.

Yesterday, the students who underwent the testing were also given the opportunity to review their results with education counsellors.

A total of 22 booths representing private education institutions, professional bodies and education counselling services providers were set up on the ground floor for students to approach to find out more information about various institutions, courses and careers.

Other activities held included an early morning Zumba workout for all staff and students; a colouring competition and end-of-year class parties for the primary school students; hip-hop and modern dance workshops by Soul Dance and a dance battle for Form 1 and 2 students.