About Career Aspiration
Career Aspiration Assessment (Survey) to know students’ mindset and help the child plan interventions in the future. But at the same time, we need to encourage students to think in appropriate ways before choosing a career.
The decisions that young people make at school have a significant impact on their lives. They affect their further education, training, employment, social experiences, finances, and health outcomes. Students engaged in teaching and highly motivated about their future when they clearly understand themselves and how they might live and work when they leave school. High-quality career education and guidance are essential parts of schooling in preparing the nation’s youths for their future.
We strongly believe that every citizen has the right to live a dignified life. The dignity is not based on demand but based on the right ethical conduct, competencies the person possesses. Respect does not come from people or cannot be demand; it would earn. One can acquire it with consistent work in the area of his passion. When the person knows his real dharma, her/ his aptitude, she/he could perform to the best potential in her/his field/profession and fulfil her/his desires. Such a person gets her/his dignity; people respect him. A fulfilled life never gets stressed.
Choosing the right career is a breakthrough for every person. The selected right path makes all the difference. However, we can quickly notice the people are least bothered in our country while choosing the right direction. They decide what they get, thinking, analyzing while choosing the career path is not refined. Their life journey begins with the vehicle they get, and they get dropped where the vehicle stops.
People are not aware or educated about how they should think while choosing the right career. Though the information is available, it is of no use if they don’t have a specific way to choose.
he results are not acceptable. The survey from Kelly in 2011 reveals that only 11% of people in India are happy with the job they are doing. India is behind in the happiness index. The news of suicide because of stress is every day. The employability of educated people is a big concern all over. Many people blame skill lack, but nobody is ready to go to the root of the issue – ‘Choosing the right path.’
We strongly believe if the person gets an opportunity to work in his like, he strives to develop himself. If the environment supports him, he can go ahead and make his life worth living. Development starts with the path one chooses.
Can we do something? Can we help students to think holistically, and everyone will support their selection. And many questions force us to think differently. And our journey began.
Why Career AspirationTM Assessment?
The statistic about failure in life, poverty, unemployment, lack of skills, employability, and so many things, the real question comes, Have we tried to go to the root of these?
No doubt, there cannot be a single issue nor an available solution. Many cases merged, and we need to go one by one. Most of the students don’t choose the field because ‘they want it’ but because ‘they are influenced’ by people around saying, “there are great career opportunities in the field.” They are never tough / told about the opportunities available in every field and then given a chance to pick – which one they need to have?
Lack of available information causes fewer options to choose from, and they get trapped. They must select the best from available options.
For example, Normally, students will opt for engineering or medical fields. They will be reluctant to choose history or geography or languages. The reason they could not see the career options after choosing these vocations. The historian can reveal the heritage and application of history to this age even can be a perfect consulting option for corporates. Knowledge of history can teach competitiveness and strategies to win in case the competition is at war level. Geographical knowledge can give ideas for local businesses and their successes. Local language could be handy media to teach and learn. The only command on the local language can help you to build authority on other languages. Somebody should show Career options as an earning source. The attraction of wealth is widespread in parents, and they encourage children for the same. In reality, if a person works for his like, his passion – wealth follows.
The second part of career selection is to know – what is going on in a student’s mind. Otherwise, it will be empty bucket syndrome. Somebody will fill It with whatever you pour in.
Unfortunately, students’ psychology is not governed by their internal though, but by the influence others are creating. They influence people surrounding the child like teachers, parents, close family friends, and relatives. Nobody allows him to think; people exploit what they believe.
Knowing the correct mindset of a student needs much more than just influence. We need to know – ‘how are the students thinking?’ ‘Are they aware of their self-aptitude?’ ‘Are they over-optimistic about education, family help, and surrounding help?’ ‘Do their families ready to handle the expenses of the vacation their child wants to opt for?’ A lonely person cannot grow far. He needs to think about the country’s development, ‘Is he patriotic enough to think about the country while planning for a career?’
Many questions need answers. It’s our pleasure we could start doing something in this regard.
What is a Career AspirationTM Survey?
The two critical components of career education and career guidance are :
They develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes through a planned learning experience program in education and training settings. It will help all students make informed decisions about their study or work options and enable effective participation in their working life.
Assisting individuals in choices and managing their careers. Also, moving from a general understanding of life and work to specific knowledge of practical learning and work options open to them. Supporting students in making well-informed choices about subjects can lead them to have a more optimistic outlook on life, a sense of purpose, and a more significant contribution to their families and society. There are economic and social benefits when students are supported to make substantial transitions from secondary school to further education, training, or employment.
There may be many questions in the minds of teachers and parents, like :
- What is the right age to choose a career?
- How is the planning done?
- How to choose a career?
- What are the necessary steps?
- Which things must be kept in mind when choosing a career?
After brainstorming we could come out with the option to conduct a survey. The survey is marked as Career AspirationTM Survey. This cover the following points
Education help in career
Family Help in career
Financial preparation for a career
Future Preparation for a career
Self-influence on career decision
Optimism: Looking towards a career
Patriotism consideration in the career plan
Can see the Prospective in career
Readiness for career
Support from surround for career
These critical parameters need to be measured. It will give the student clarity as to ‘how should he think about a career?’
Though the solution is defined, execution is a significant area where we need lots of support. Approaching schools, colleges and offering this to them is not that easy. People, due to their past experiences, don’t easily believe the noble cause. Hence it needs to be supported by big institutions.
Benefits of Parents:
- We are bridging the gap between parents and their children.
- They are setting an excellent example for their children.
- Realization of the values they show to their family, friends, and society.
- The necessity of opportunities they should offer their children to learn and develop.
- Understanding the kind of parent-child relationship they need to develop.
Advantages of Institutions:
- It enhances the institution’s academic reputation
- Helping teachers understand the unique needs/capabilities of every student.
- Overall development of the student.
- Students are more engaged in education and highly motivated about their future when they have a clear understanding of themselves and how they might live and work when they leave school and college.