Written By: Hafiza Adila Fazal
Now the requirements have changed! Education is not limited to reading and writing, technical education has changed the whole world. The rate of technical education in Pakistan is still only 4 to 6 percent, while in developed countries it has reached 66 percent. Our students are told about only a few professions, although out of dozens and hundreds of professions, students have the opportunity to make a wide choice and be successful. To break these traditional chains, on Thursday, February 25, 2021, Pakistan's largest educational website "Ilm Ki Dunya" held a free session "Career Options After Intermediate". Among the special guests were Dr. Ali Arshad (MBBS, FCPS) of Children's Hospital, Dr. Ali Sajid chairman of Lahore School of Management(Educationist), Jibran Bashir (Business Consultant, Leadership Coach, Trainer) and Qasim Ali Shah(Educationist, Trainer). Host Naveed Aslam Malik first invited Dr. Ali Arshad to speak to the audience. He said that there is a need for sound advice regarding career building in Intermediate. The most valuable advice for this is that during FSC pre-medical, students should prepare themselves for the medical mind by taking biology, physics and chemistry as compulsory subjects. This step will help you evaluate your abilities and come to a definite conclusion (which field you are interested in and which field will be best for you). "If you make the right choice, you can easily move forward and perform better in the future", he said. After which Business Consultant Jibran Bashir started talking to the participants and said that first of all you have to remove the word "scope" from your life and replace it with "need". "Choose the sector that your country needs", he said. Continuing, he explained to the children a formula for choosing the right field which consists of personality, profession, passion and performance respectively. He said that when we choose a profession by recognizing our personality, it will become our passion and we will be able to perform well. With a view to the future, he mentioned three degrees (BS Artificial Intelligence, BS Textile Management, BS Entrepreneurship ) that our country needs. According to Jibran Bashir personality development is very important, first you have to lead your personality, you have to recognize your purpose, you have to learn and follow time management then you will be able to motivate others.
After Jibran Bashir, Pakistan's leading trainer and educationist Qasim Ali Shah began his speech by saying that e-commerce has taken the place of commerce, so we have to enhance our skills keeping in view the requirements of the time and we have to think beyond the paths that we have taken because a BA degree in which you have learned skills is better than a PHD after which you are left empty handed.
He said that don't consider your temporary success as the ultimate success and temporary failure as the ultimate failure. He mentioned some case studies in which children won gold medals for eight years but after that they kept going unemployed.
He also said "getting good marks is a measure but getting marks is not the only measure" . Apart from the ability to get marks, it is very important that you have confidence, communication skills, technical skills, leading quality, mental health, attitude and character. After that, Dr. Ali Sajid shared his experiences with the children and told them how they achieved success.
Dr. Ali Sajid said that the modern age of information technology is reaching its peak but we are still stuck in the old traditional thinking. Addressing the children, he said that they should open the windows of their minds and incorporate modern skills like machine learning in their lives as there is no field of education in which machines are not used. It is very important that the young generation of Pakistanis in this situation give a new direction to their priorities and try to use the opportunities that lead Pakistan to economic development.
He said that children who do not get more than 60% marks go to non-technical field which often does not benefit their own caste or the society. Mr. Ghulam Ali thanked all the participants and presented souvenirs to the special guests. At the end of the session, feedback was taken from the participants and they expressed happiness and said that today's session proved to be very beneficial for them. Some students said that today they have freed themselves from the shackles of traditional thinking and now they can easily choose a better career for themselves. The host Naveed Aslam Malik, expressed happiness over the feedback from the participants and said that such activities and interest of the youth indicate that positive awareness can brighten the future of the nation as it is the last step towards success in the world that lies in education and training.