Every student should have the opportunity to acquire and develop digital skills and be ready to use these digital tools to shape the future! Here are a few tips to choose the right course for the job or career you want in life.
impact on transformations and transformative initiatives, especially in our digital economy. This happens to be our 4th industrial revolution or 4IR and jobs as we know of, over the course of previous 2 centuries, beginning with the 18th Century up until the 21st century were created to fulfill tasks.
These jobs were either short-term, long-term or part-time. Careers on the other hand are professional journeys, aspirations, and passions that an individual embarks upon to fulfill goals and ambitions.
Today’s parents especially in urban India tend to put more emphasis on career pathways for their children.
A lot of emphases has become more evident on providing their children with opportunities to find their element which is purposeful and joyful life achievements, and hence environments for such enhancement of cognitive growth have become evidently areas of interest in parents of children studying in early/primary schooling and high schools
Choosing the right career
Careers require a certain level of education to achieve these goals. Any student who is pursuing careers considers achieving a certain salary goal, and these may also include benefits such as stock options, retirement plans, pensions, and bonuses.
Students who pursue careers also gain benefits beyond just money, which can include personal pride, work satisfaction, and self-worth to name a few.
Considering the digital economy that we currently are in, the career choices are varied and immensely spread over a much wider industry spectrum. Today we talk about working in spaces and taking up jobs that have not yet been created or invented.
The influence of digital transformation has given birth to career choices that are unprecedented. To add further a student in the future workplace could hold numerous jobs under many employers in the industry of one’s choice as the student progresses during his/her career.
Speaking about choosing the right course for careers, I am a firm believer in good wholesome education like so many other teachers and educators across our country, as I have pursued my career ambition of being an educator. It is important that students make such choices that reflect in finding their element or more pointedly to say pursuing careers that result in personal pride and work satisfaction as in my case. This can be my number #1 tip for students.
- The next focused tip that I would like to stress upon is to encourage diversity in career options, and look beyond engineering, commerce, and arts. With digital transformations changing the way we live and work, it is imperative that our new-age students also have acquired the foundational understanding of the future world and workspaces of the future
- Today, as we know it, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Machine Learning, and more recently, Machine Teaching technologies and algorithms are now more than ever becoming very prominent in the way we continue to evolve as human species to live in tandem with machines. Hence, such a digitally influenced culture of today!
- For students will be to focus on Data Science, Analytics, Block-Chain, IoT, AI, and affiliated technology courses that will add value and enhance your element (happiness) in a career of your choice be it in research & development (R&D), medical sciences, architecture, archaeology, forensic sciences or in environmental sciences