Police, doctors, geologists, mechanics, photographers and other professionals excited and inspired learners at Avenues Independent School when Boys and Girls Youth Africa (BGYA) hosted a career guidance on the school’s civic day, 6 September 2019. Avenues Independent is a private school located in Cosmo City’s extension 6.
Professionals can play a huge role to inspire students, the school Principal Danford Chidangwara said during the event.
“When students get inspired by professionals,” he said, “they will focus more on their areas of specialization. The moment students get to know what it takes to be a certain professional, they will become more confident in their studies. Therefore, it is crucial to have career guidance. It will also increase the pass rate of the school.”
Avenues Independent School hosts career guidance every year, Chidangwara said. “It is always an eye opener to students,” he added. “I think all schools in our community should always take note of the importance of career guidance and have it on a regular basis. I would like to thank all the professionals who came to inspire our students. I hope they will do the same in other schools to uplift our community.”
It is necessary to have a picture of what you want to be in future, said a grade 10 student Steve Gondo. “I learnt that you need to have a vision in order to become what you want to be,” he said. “I enjoyed listening to the people who are already in the industry, and I was inspired.”
Students need to know the relevant subjects required to pursue their dreams, said mechanical engineer professional Petros Malemane.
“Motivating learners helps them prepare and achieve their goals,” he said. “Our aim is to give them something positive to look forward to, after finishing matric.”