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City opens career counselling service for students

Update: December, 20/2013 - 08:10
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HCM CITY (VNS) — The city's Department of Education and Training has launched an occupational counselling project for high school students that will help them better choose a field of study.

Carried out by the department with the Green House Joint Stock Company, the programme includes a website and a newly opened centre for students.

The centre aims to link enterprises and schools in HCM City and its neighbouring provinces in carrying out a number of activities.

Students will be able to visit factories, trade villages, areas of aquatic breeding and sapling cultivation, and have talks with businesspeople and professionals.

More than 100 companies have signed an agreement with the centre to take part in these activities.

In addition, the centre will help students with soft skills such as communication and time management.

The website provides curricula and videos on occupations that can be viewed by students, teachers and parents.

Do Quoc Anh, head of the Ministry of Education and Training's southern representative office, said that money and time had been wasted in the past because students did not have sufficient guidance about potential career paths.

The counselling provided by the centre would help students choose the right path, Anh said.

Pham Ngoc Thanh, head of the Department of Education and Training, said that high school students had often felt confused about which occupation to choose, and many of them depended on their parents. — VNS

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