Dharamshala: Tibetan Career Centre (TCC), a unit of Youth Empowerment Support, Department of Home, organized a week long workshop on “Career Awareness” at Dekyi Larsoe and Lusam Tibetan Settlement, Bylakuppe STS CVP School, Mundgod Doeguling Tibetan Settlement and STS Mundgod.
TCC Head Consultant Ms. Tenzin Choezin along with two resource person; Mr. Tenzin Migmar (Founder & owner of Upside-Down Dance studio) & Ms. Tendill Sangmo (Founder & owner of Woeser Bakery) conducted the program from 14-19 August, 2019.
The target group for the program was the Tibetan youth, parents and Tibetan students of the settlements.
The primary objectives of the program are:
a) To create awareness about the importance of parental support toward their children’s career and Career guidance for Tibetan youth and school students.
b) To create awareness about the opportunities of skills training in Tibetan community and the varied scopes of vocational training in the job market.
c) To conduct workshop on employ-ability skills like resume building, interview skills, communication and body language.
d) To encourage & motivate the youth through sharing of stories by two resource person.
The awareness drive covered 387 beneficiaries with 194 male participants & 193 Female participants including 130 school children based in Bylakuppe Tibetan settlement and Students of STS Mundgod.
The trainers conducted group counselling for parents on how to support their children’s career building and the separate session was led on how to build a career according to their interest, skill & passion for the school children by following the five steps: 1) knowing yourself 2) exploring possibilities 3) prioritizing their interest 4) talking to their parents/counsellors 5) seeking financial help.
The training introduced a new initiative of role model session, where the two-resource person shared their life’s experiences and journey toward achieving their dream. The aim is to multiply hope and give strength to the ones who aspires to engage in unconventional professions through sharing of stories.
The training program involved interactive sessions, video activities, Q&A sessions & sharing of experience by the two resource person.
A student named Tenzin Choeyang from STS Mundgod suggested, “I study in class XII and have no specific aim and interest or passion. It would really encourage and motivate us further if you could visit again with some more role model session like today for at least twice a year”.
-Filed by YES, Department of Home