Career Councelling / Subject choice or Course Councelling
When planning your career, you need to have a clear picture of what you want, and what is required of you. The key to planning your career (or determining your field of study/course) is in finding the right occupation that will use your talents to the best advantage. This will be influenced by your general attitudes and motivations. Therefore, it becomes important to be aware of your attitudes to yourself, learning, work, people and money. In other words, self-knowledge will allow you to gain insight into who you really are so that you can chooses what is RIGHT FOR YOU.
To make INFORMED career choices in line with your personal competencies, preferences and to pursue training for which you are eligible and well suited, you need to be aware of your own potential and gain as much career knowledge as possible. This process may start as early as your Grade 9 year, to ensure that your Grade 12 subjects are relevant to your chosen course or field of study.· So, you can then set about choosing a career by MATCHING your personal characteristics, qualifications (subjects) and circumstances with those required in your chosen field.
A few things you need to know about yourself in order to make·the·right career/course/subject decisions, are:
* Your personal qualities, (the things which make you unique)
* Your abilities and aptitudes, (that which you can do)
* Your aspirations, (the goals that you would like to achieve)
* Your needs, (the requirements you have), and
* Your values, (that which you believe in doing).
Therefore, Student Counselling and Support Services could assist you to:
* gather relevant information about yourself and the world of work,
* developing a picture of your talents, interests, values and preferred life-style, and
* exploring and making realistic and informed subject/course/career decisions, based on this information and picture.
Furthermore, students and learners need to take note that the career and subject choice counselling processes are processes consisting of three sessions, namely:
* The initial interview (40 - 60 min), for example determining what you want to achieve through the career counselling,
* Psychometric testing (approximately 5 hours), determining your interests, aptitudes, work-related strengths, weaknesses and preferences, and a
* Feedback session (40 - 60 min), giving feedback about assessment outcomes and discussing the outcomes with you (Parents are welcome to sit in on the interview).
Procedure to arrange for counselling: ·
* Phone +27 16 950 9244
* An initial interview will be arranged,
* A psychometric testing date will be determined
* After the psychometric testing a follow-up session to discuss the test results with a counsellor will be arranged.
VENUE: P021 (STUDENT COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT)