YEREVAN, December 24. /ARKA/. Career orientation concept will be developing in Armenia through the three phases, said Haykuhi Gevorgyan, a head of Career Orientation Methodological Center at Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
The orientation will advise people in determining their career goals, according to her.
“Often high school graduates choose the majors which are not demanded at Armenia’s labor market, and young people, who have already chosen their major and are studying at universities are not really aware of their career goals,” Gevorgyan said.
With rational approach and good professional skills, people can work in their majors setting up and developing their own businesses
“We offer three phases for solving these issues. The first phase is general education which should imply individual development of a child, as one of the key components for any career promotion is personal skills… From very childhood a child should understand what career means, to plan it literally,” Gevorgyan said.
According to her, the second phase refers to higher educational institutions.
“It is important to introduce a new academic course, “career management,” which would cover a broad range of topics, from self-development to behavior at labor market,” she clarified.
The third platform will be the structure orienting in career through extra-curricular activities provided by some regional centers.
The government approved the career orientation concept in October 2012.
The system is expected to be introduced in the educational and labor spheres in 2012-2015. -0-