Recently I came across a quote “Godly pleasure isn’t found in doing what you enjoy but in enjoying what you do.” As I reflect on my work experience, there have been many moments of success that can be measured by the number of different skills sets and competencies I have been able to put into my world of work toolbox. Students need to start early in attaining skills and competencies to succeed in the world of work. Some of these skills can be learned at school, home and volunteering in the community, and they will then spill into a career where students enjoy what they are doing.
Skills and education go hand in hand. Education is needed to attain the knowledge required to pursue a career and skills are needed to do the hands on training. Both are essential for success.
As Career Counsellor my goal is to provide up-to-date information regarding post-secondary news and careers to parents and students. Given the multitude of career choices and opportunities for specialization, I recognize the importance in offering students and parents support in this process. It is my intent to continue to provide tools to the students to help them research, investigate and utilize the internet more effectively as they begin to make important decisions about their future goals.