DBAA conducts career guidance seminar for students in Wokha
Dimapur, June 11 (EMN): Wokha unit of Don Bosco Alumni Association (DBAA), in collaboration with the Pinnacle Skills, organised a one-day interactive seminar on “Career planning & skill development” on June 9 at Don Bosco Youth Centre Hall with the participation of 600 secondary and higher secondary schools students under Wokha district.
The resource persons were Pinnacle Skills chief executive Dr. Yan Murry, MBBS, and Operations coordinator James Kithan, MBA.
Association vice president (Gex), Woben J Patton, moderated the first session, while its president, Libemo Kithan, delivered a welcome address and felicitated the programme officials as well as the school management. Rev. Fr. TT Joseph, School Principal, applauded the alumni association for their sincerity and consistent support to the school. Ms. Zareni C Kithan presented a special song, while alumna Bideno A Humtsoe and her associate enchanted the crowd with a dance.
Presenting talks on “Career planning and skill development” for Class XI and XII students, Dr. Yan Murry, while pointing out certain difficulties, encouraged the young minds to be fearless in choosing a career. He advised them to work with zeal to achieve their goals.
He encouraged the students to switch from the traditional mindset in seeking only the government jobs which has reached a saturation point. He said there are lot of avenues and job opportunities outside the State and cited example of the Reliance Company with 70,000 employees who are enjoying the benefits better than government job holders.
On skill development, he said job is guaranteed after skills development training. “Dream big, start small, learn, and work hard,” he advised.
The second session for Class IX and X was moderated by James Ezung, association councillor.
Speaking on “Taking early steps, choosing the right career,” James Kithan expounded that Classes IX and X are the most crucial stages to determine their future career. He encouraged the participants to learn as much as possible in the field of interest and to pursue their studies or training programme and not on choice of their teachers or parents.
He exhorted the students to let their interest guide them for success.
In both the session, students raised many questions related to careers and future prospects. Thungchamo Ezung, Association Secretary, shared some of the activities undertaken by DB Alumni Association, Wokha Unit, and encouraged the students to develop a concern for alma mater.
A day-long programme ended with words of gratitude delivered by P Orenbomo Tungoe, vice president.