CAREER awareness webinars for Grade 10 completers become a helpful guide to our incoming senior high school (SHS) students as they choose what SHS track they will pursue. It is very important to let our students know that SHS offers three options after its completion—college or further studies, entrepreneurship, or employment opportunities. With these diverse opportunities, our basic education completers are assured that their future is indeed better and brighter.
It is also important to emphasize to them that they must pursue something that they are really interested in. If you are into science and mathematics, then choosing to be in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Stem) strand will be very good for you. If you think that you will make a good business owner or an entrepreneur, then accountancy, business and management (ABM) might be the best SHS track to take. We also need to take into consideration the changing landscape of our context, especially the consequences of the pandemic. We have seen how the demand for information communication technology (ICT) skills have increased because of the current health crisis, and how micro-businesses and small-scale entrepreneurial ventures have flourished because of the socio-economic impacts of Covid-19.
Whatever track or strand that you choose, make sure that you enjoy and love it. Because whatever you choose from now, will definitely affect your future. As the famous saying goes, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”