Directorate of Education Govt of Meghalaya organized One Day Career Exhibition in Tura

Shillong, August 10:  A One Day Career Exhibition cum Conference was held for the Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools of West Garo Hills district at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Chandmary, Tura on 10th August, 2018. The programme was organised by the Guidance and Counselling Unit of the Directorate of Educational Research and Training (DERT), Meghalaya, Shillong.

It may be mentioned that this initiative has been taken by DERT to show the schools that this important step can be taken in their own schools to provide information to their students about career by organising similar kind of events and calling professionals from various career background.

Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills, Ram Singh urged the students to converse in English among themselves in schools so that they are fluent and are able to express their feelings while speaking and build confidence to face any kind of interview in future. Emphasizing on the importance of acquiring knowledge and information, he said that no one achieves success without hard work and knowledge.

Sharing his personal experiences from school level to the present state of his life, he said that all this has been possible since he had focused on learning with self confidence and dedication. He also highlighted on the various aspects of Career Pathfinders which provides information for students to choose the right career for their future based on their interest.

He also advised the students to aim to study in the Best Institutes in the state as well as in the country and try to fulfil the criteria for obtaining scholarships so as to pursue higher studies free of cost. He also explained about scholarships and other assistance available for students under various ministries.

Lecturer and Programme Coordinator, Directorate of Educational Research and Training, Meghalaya Shillong Singje Ch Marak, while delivering her keynote address said that Career Information is an essential aspect of Career planning and is necessary to understand that the world of work is ever-changing and is becoming increasingly complex. Therefore, choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a person has to make which suits the interest and aptitude of a person because educational and occupational opportunities available are vast and varied, she added.

Block Development Officer, Rerapara, South West Garo Hills, Raymond Z D Shira explained in detail about how to prepare for appearing in the Civil Services Examination, while Retired Lecturer, DIET, Resubelpara, Sengmetira N Sangma delivered on Hospitality Sector and Management.

Earlier, in the programme the Best Career Chart competition was also organised for the 10 selected schools of the town in order to encourage school students to prepare Career Chart and exhibit in the schools for disseminating career information in their own schools. The First prize for the said competition was bagged by St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary School, Tura, Second prize by Aeroville Higher Secondary School, Tura and the Third prize by Government Boys Higher Secondary School.

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