Bhubaneswar, Sept 15: A two-day career exhibition for students of the Demonstration Multipurpose School ended today.
Around 12 teachers from Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand conducted workshops in the school premises. The exhibition was organised by the international diploma course in guidance and counselling.
Each counsellor demonstrated two career options with the help of posters and charts for students of classes VI to XII.
“The objective is to expose students to various career opportunities. Gone are the days when only engineering and medical sciences ruled the roost,” said co-coordinator of the course Bala Dkhar.
Swetalin Mohapatra of class XI said, “Many interesting and challenging careers are coming up. This exhibition will help many who are undecided about their career path.”
“This is my career-building phase. Even students as young as those in class VI can get valuable guidance for future preparations,” said Debidutta Mohanty of class X.
Deepa Goswami, an apprentice from Bengal, said, “It is a useful and fruitful activity.”
Teacher Anita Karan said both parents and children should be counselled to make them aware of the vast career prospects.
Career information and counselling in-charge Dr P. Sahoo, who has trained the 12 teachers, said plans to invite more schools for the next round of career exhibition were on the cards.