CAREER COUNSELING TRAINING WORKSHOP TOT MULTAN
Career Counseling Training and workshop was conducted by Eduvision on September 08, 2018, at Shah Jahan Grill Restaurant, Gulgasht Colony Multan. Principals, counselors, and teachers representing institutions and professionals like professors, Master Trainers, PhD Scholars, and Clinical Psychologists, were participants of the Level-1 of Career Counseling Training Workshop organized by Eduvision –Pakistan’s largest career counseling organization.
The rigorous training and workshop started at 9 am and concluded at 6 pm. After ceremonial recitations, the first module of the program encompassing the theme “Counseling and Counselor” was conducted by Sir. Yousuf Almas, who is the top career counselor of Pakistan. The speaker glorified the profession by coining new Urdu translation to the word counselor as “Murshid” instead of the word “Musheer”. Discussing the nobility of the profession he traced the historical and religious dimension of the profession. The contents of his module explored areas like counseling motives, counseling goals, activities, types, and trends in counseling. He also shared about counseling challenges, ethics, and future challenges. In the second part of the module, career counseling was focused and the contents touched the areas of career counseling stages, counselors' skills, competence, and qualities.
The second module was conducted by Sohaib Ahmed Khan, Program manager Eduvision, on the topic of “Education and Counseling in Pakistan”. The speaker shared insightful understanding of the education system in Pakistan, facilities of technical and vocational institutions in Pakistan, and some loopholes in the system. He also discussed governing bodies, accreditation institutions, and ranking of institutions. He further discussed developments in higher education and available fields of studies in Pakistan. In the last segment, he explored the profession of career counseling in Pakistan and its scope along with the vision of Eduvision.
The next module was again conducted by Yousuf Almas, CEO of the organization on the topic “Human Behaviour and Career”. The fourth module was again convened by Sohaib Khan on the topic of “counseling Methodologies”. He explained various career assessments, types of psychometric tests, and shortcomings of various tests.
By going through a number of other useful modules, level-I of the career counseling training and workshop was concluded at 5:30 pm, followed by a photo session. The management of Eduvision also announced to conduct the level-II of the training in the upcoming months to fulfill the organization’s target of training 10000 counselors in Pakistan, establish career counseling cells and Career Walls in schools and colleges across the country.
The participants not only actively participated in various activities, group works, and discussions in the program but also acquired understanding about various perspectives of counseling, which will pave the way to develop a counselor’s skill in a better way, which ultimately helps the students in a more informed manner.
A booklet containing contents of all the modules of the training was given to all participants for future reference. Participants were also awarded certificates and a complimentary book titled “Career Planning Guide” by Sir Yousuf Almas and published by Eduvision.
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