Thursday September 20, 2012
Expose children to career choices at early age
I STRONGLY believe that early exposure to career choices is essential in promoting a better future for the coming generation.
More and more children nowadays often shrug off the question when asked what they want to be when they grow up.
I am fortunate to be in a family that is concerned about my future.
I am also lucky to be attending an institute which provides students knowledge of possible careers.
Career talks are annual programmes at my school for students in upper secondary. The talks are usually given by ex-students who are now at the peak of their careers.
I wish that these programmes would also accommodate the third formers so they could make better decisions on which subjects to take for their SPM examination.
However, my concern is for those who do not get these oppotunities.
Exposing children to career choices at a young age will encourage them to do better in their studies.
When they are exposed to many possible professions, they would likely be motivated in achieving good results in exams.
Giving them a glimpse of the future will allow students to see the relevance of studying as some children think school is a waste of time.
In addition, such programmes will encourage students to choose careers according to their interests and skills.