Choosing a Compatible Career is this Simple!

GWF’s Career and Student Support Coordinator, Mercyful Mathebula, recently visited Philippolis Digital Learning Campus (PDLC) in the North West Province, to assist adult students to identify their career interests through a programme called Career Interest Profile (CIP).

This programme is a simple yet effective way that assists people of all ages choose careers that are compatible with their skills and abilities.

“It was very important that we introduce PDLC students to CIP, because we realised that most students have never had career guidance at any time in their schooling years. For example, I’ve come across students who want to study Social Studies, but unfortunately those people never studied Life Science in high school, which is a prerequisite for social studies at university and college” said Mercyful.

The CIP was developed by Professor Maree, from the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria. This programme is intended to help young people discover careers suitable and compatible with their abilities and help them make informed decisions about their future.

Philippolis is one of South Africa’s poorest towns, with a population of approximately 5000 people. Many things take a very long time to happen there, and accessing basic things such as information is one of the most difficult among many things.

GWF opened the Philippolis Campus to give accessible education and information to all through many programmes such as the CIP.

“This programme helped me identify my career interests, and ultimately make an informed decision regarding my future. I have now applied to various universities to study towards a career I like,” said PDLC Student Hloniphile Zwane.

The Career and Student Support team at GWF has implemented the programme in all GWF campuses, and has seen its results through the doubled amount of students accepted at higher institutions to study further.

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“It was very important that we introduce PDLC students to CIP, because we realised that most students have never had career guidance at any time in their schooling years. For example, I’ve come across students who want to study Social Studies, but unfortunately those people never studied Life Science in high school, which is a prerequisite for social studies at university and college” said Mercyful.

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This programme is a simple yet effective way that assists people of all ages choose careers that are compatible with their skills and abilities.

Written by Mpho Lebyane.

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