PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE
"Being a part of this program taught me more about myself and what I should do and persue."
The ultimate goal of C I T T E R is a career plan that is chosen, designed, and carried out by the individual young person. However, for this to happen, programmes need to be based on accurate assumptions about youth and youth behavior, have access to high-quality training and up-todate market information, and provide competent and caring adults to help youth navigate a path to success.
We help young people make informed choices about their future by actively engaging them in a process to understand their interests and abilities, identify the right job opportunities within the local and international environment, to become better equipped to make good decisions about which training or career opportunities to pursue.
To Be Noted
In the past, youth had no much opportunity for exploration when they entered the job market. Majority of them were not willing to experiment with their future and thus ended up either in engineering or medicine or in any other conventional profession. Today, due to technological advancements and opening of new industries, youth is exposed to a wide variety of career options. It extends from the typical professions to more flexible and dynamic jobs. But this diversity of career opportunities often leave youth perplexed and they find it difficult to decide which career suits them best. Majority of them end up in a career that their parents choose for them or the society admires the most. But once they begin working, eventually they may realize that the profession they chose doesn’t suit their skills or interests. Another problem could be that even if the skills match, the person may not be fit for the workplace environment. Inappropriate selection of career may thus lead to misalignment between the person, his or her job, and the environment. These issues result in job dissatisfaction and job burnout. Thus it is very important in today’s scenario to provide students with proper career guidance so that they can decide what is best for their life.
Career guidance is defined as the services and activities provided to individuals to facilitate their educational, training, and occupational choices as well as career management. Occupational choice will be effective only when individuals understand their unique abilities and become aware of jobs and labor market. Career guidance provides with this insight and help individuals to unveil the association between their skills and the job market. Career guidance services consist of providing career information, career education, and career counseling.
C I T T E R's career counseling of youth under the YES Programme consists of
Increasing self-awareness about one’s interests, values, abilities, and personality style
Providing adequate resources that inform about professions and job opportunities
Facilitating decision-making among youth so that they can identify the profession that best suits their skills and personality style
Assisting youth to be dynamic administrators of their career paths and to adapt to new experiences including career transitions
It is necessary for individuals to develop career management skills. It begins with appropriate identification of one's career, life goals and objectives. It should be followed by a career development plan in which the best alternatives have to be identified with regard to disciplines, requirements, abilities, and interests. The need for professional development along with career management, both should go hand in hand. Successful implementation of all these aspects of career management requires informative career conversations that enable appropriate decision-making.
Career guidance is not only the process of communicating job opportunities to students or the assessment of their abilities. It also involves conveying information about labor market factors, importance of volunteering, as well as facilitation of decision making skills.
Our counselling begins with assessment of existing skills of the individual. It includes guidance interviews that help in identification of one’s potential and thereby developing self-awareness. It is followed by opportunity awareness which aims to understand individual’s knowledge and provide required learning opportunities and information about job market. Once self-awareness and opportunity awareness are developed, career guidance will help in taking the appropriate decisions. The process stops in transition planning in which the individual is assisted in attaining goals and objectives.
Career guidance doesn’t stop in a single session. It’s not just a motivational class or a brief explanation about different career opportunities. Instead it should be a lifelong process that should aid one in their professional development throughout their life.
Today, majority of students are unable to take decisions and wish that they need proper career guidance to direct them into the appropriate profession. Students reported that they face difficulties in academics as well as personal life that they need someone to listen to their worries and to offer an intellectual solution to their queries. This proves the need for career guidance among students.
Today, to be successful in a profession, no student must enroll for a higher education course without attending a comprehensive career guidance programme during their school life. This sets the right foundation for an individuals future.
Please follow the following steps...
1.Send us a mail introducing yourself and giving us about your background and information on what you seek. Mail us to 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and await our response.
2.We will contact you by mail and fix a convenient time and date to have a CONSULTATION and ADVICE for you.
3.Our service is free of any charge, to help youth to build their future.
THE FUTURE AS WE SEE IT
The next ten years are a time of painful restructuring as the economy grows more competitive and jobs themselves unbundle. Shorter-term tasks rather than 9-to-5 jobs come to dominate the work landscape. Automation encroaches on all sectors of the economy, destroying low-pay work and forcing workers out of some fields while creating opportunities in emerging fields. In order to adapt and maintain sustainable livelihoods, individuals continuously strive to upgrade skills; those with fewer skills and less drive to learn lose out.
Organizations restructure as companies opt for fewer permanent employees and decreased overhead in order to stay nimble in the shifting economy. Management of large numbers of contract workers, investments in a select few of the most valuable employees, and development of efficient work processes define organizational priorities. With advances in data analytics and coworker review systems, organizations direct tasks to the worker best suited to complete it. Employers abandon reliance on college degree credentials for filtering candidates and instead look for project portfolios that illustrate the ability to learn skillsets quickly, stay motivated, and work well with others.
• Teach individuals how to market themselves and how to tap and expand their social networks for career opportunities.
• Provide workers with tools and mapping services to help them plan career paths responsive to present-day realities.
• Work with current employees and hiring agencies to maximize the accuracy of job listings.
• Reduce the lag between identifying the skills for a new position, listing the job, and hiring for it from months to weeks or days.
• Design new promotional pathways to keep successful workers on board in an economy in which tenure is shortening.
Collapse | The Growing Gap
• Growing automation reduces knowledge work and minimum-wage jobs.
• More college students graduate but find their degrees unmarketable.
• Permanent underclass of detached individuals grows.
• Governance faces a crisis and is unable to address needs in a systematic way.
• Informal economy and alternative currencies grow.
The future will be about a wide range of critical employment challenges facing disadvantaged youth in the emerging future. These scenarios are already happening! A new way of thinking must come into fold to pursue a portfolio of strategies and policies during the next ten years to lift disadvantaged youth out of joblessness.
In the twenty-first century, the ease of coordinating tasks like marketing, logistics, sales, and even research enables workers to get more done outside of large organizations such as corporations, banks, and industries. The present “deinstitutionalized economy” allows people to pursue passions in new and exciting ways. It rewards highly entrepreneurial individuals who are skilled at finding and assembling resources and coordinating task flows. Entrepreneurial platforms are open to people in every income bracket. A whole ecosystem of services emerges to support amplified individuals—from co-working spaces to legal, health, and financial instruments targeted to individuals and micro-businesses. Within organizations, entrepreneurship as a skill becomes just as foundational to entry-level work as to the small businesses. Knowledge work, like manufacturing, can now be done anywhere in the world. Platforms such as Elance to assemble ad hoc teams to provide sales and customer support, help with editorial work, conduct research, and perform many other tasks online and in an instant. These new digital platforms act as real-time online staffing agencies that cross borders and integrate the global workforce at levels never seen before.
We are now going through a rework in ways that will constantly be changing to adopt to the challenging and changing times ahead. Youth simply have to be aware of this!