Career Guidance and Life skill Workshop in Namchi, South Sikkim

CONTENT
I. Brief introduction about the career guidance workshop
II. Outcome of the program
III. Connections for future collaboration
IV. Press release
V. Cultural motif from Sikkim for campus development

I. Brief introduction about the Career guidance workshop
The Center for Career Development and Placement of the Martin Luther Christian University on March 18, 2021 conducted a community outreach program on Career Guidance and Life skill for the twelve
standard students of Namchi Public School and New Light Academy School in collaboration with the
Sikkim Youth Foundation.
The main objectives of the workshop are
1. To address the individual career development and transitions and to identify the sources of educational and occupational information that enables career decision process.
2. To orient students on multiple intelligence and employability skills which will create more avenues to apply in prestigious professional schools for higher studies and acquire meaningful employment.
3. To enhance communication skills and promoting self confidence.

Sl no

Schools

Groups

No of participants 

Time

1

Namchi Public School

Class 12 Science, Arts and Commerce

80

8:30-11:30am

8:30-11:30am

New Light Academy

Class 12 Science, Arts and Commerce 

120

1:00-3:00 pm

Total participants

200

Collaborating team: Mr Suresh Lama (Founder), Ms Roshmi Theeng, Ms Dhana Chettri and Ms Preeti Gupta (members), Sikkim Youth Foundation.
The career guidance and life skill workshop was conducted in two sessions in the respective schools. At the outset of the program, Dr. Chelmelyne Dhar highlighted the objectives of the workshop and the importance of career guidance and life skills among students. This was followed by an interactive session with the students in which the components of careers and life skill were emphasized by the facilitators.
Topics on career belief, multiple intelligence, career development pathway and effective communication were covered in the sessions.

Topic covered

Material used

Material used

Self understanding 

Power point slide

Ms Laribha Dohtdong 

Career Belief 

Power point slide 

Ms Laribha Dohtdong 

Multiple intelligence (MI) 

Power point slide, MI inventory

Ms Laribha Dohtdong 

Career Discovery Path 

Power point slide, activity

Ms Laribha Dohtdong 

Other

Career Information Card

Ms Laribha Dohtdong 

Effective communication 

Power point slide, activity

Dr Ardonister Lyngdoh

In addition to the career guidance and life skill workshop, books published by MLCU printing press were displayed for sale and posters were hung in the school corridors for online purchase. MLCU flyers were distributed to the school students and the MLCU Academic Digest was gifted to the school principals.
II. Outcome of the program
a. From the workshop, the faculty and principals of both the schools expressed their wish to collaborate with MLCU in the future. The Principal of Namchi Public school in particular, requested the MLCU representatives to conduct workshop or training program for the faculty of the school. The school incharge has also requested to provide some training session on how to provide counseling for students which is the most needed help. Thus, the team from MLCU has discussed to send a proposal to the MLCU Teaching Learning certified team and the Counseling team to organize the training programs in the future with the schools based on the convenience and feasibility of the school management. The program was a success, with a few challenges.
b. Ms Preeti Gupta, a faculty of NTL Senior Secondary School and members of Sikkim Youth Foundation has prompted the need of career guidance, life skills and teaching learning workshop for their students and faculty in the school and neighboring schools in the near future. As discussed with her, the MLCU team will be in contact to conduct the stated program.

III. Connection for future collaboration
a. Namchi Public School, Sikkim
b. Ms Roshmi Theeng and Ms Preeti Gupta, members of Sikkim Youth Foundation.
c. Representative of Loyola College of Education, Sikkim.


IV. Press release
The workshop held, was covered in the social media pages such as facebook, instagram and in printed media of The Echo of India, Summit Times, HPS Gangtok and local newspapers on March 19, 2021.

V. Cultural motives from Sikkim for campus development.