Career guidance is the key to economic development

As youth unemployment and poverty becomes the most serious problems facing the country and, while, ironically, along with this unemployment, we are facing a growing shortage of appropriate skills, many high school seniors will soon be preparing for their final year of education before heading to university, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges or the work force.

Whatever the 2018 National Senior Certificate candidates’ personal choices are post-high school, better career guidance could play a vital role during the next four months of this academic year. The shortage of scarce skills, an oversupply of low-demand skills, high tertiary dropout rates, and too many idle youth, are all symptomatic of poor career planning.

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