School students have a plethora of opportunities ahead of them. From pure sciences to engineering, accounting to financial planning, liberal arts, fine arts, performing arts….it is all out there with umpteen options to explore and discover along the way. 21st century career options are driven by skills and talents rather than having secured job opportunities. Young children have a wide exposure to the world around them, thanks to advancements in technology, travelling to new destinations and the transformation of the global trade and economy. This exposure, no doubt comes with its own set of pros and cons. Young minds are bombarded with options like never before, bringing along a tad bit of confusion and also an ounce of risk taking attitude. Peer and family pressure continue to be a major factor in choosing career options though there is a wind of change blowing.
Research shows new age career navigations are based on skill and ability, individual strengths and goal setting skills. The skills sets not related to core academics alone but encompass the broader aspects viz soft skills, time management, values and social responsibility. To equip young learners gain a firm ground and stay focused along the way, PICT Model School, through its Vocational Development sessions paves the way to help them make informed decisions. We work towards helping learners explore their potential in different fields like arts, sports and academics through various structured activities where the focus is on skills and talents. Strengthening and polishing the skills rather than rubbing on the weaknesses is the mantra at school.
As learners go about their day with the scholastic subjects, co scholastics are not side tracked to be an extracurricular activity. Learners have a theory session along with their practical session during their visual art and performing art classes. They are assessed on the theory and practical aspects of their learning which gives them a holistic understanding of the subject. They understand the rules of the game and the need for rules, healthy nutrition and the rigour and regime along with the discipline required to pursue a sport.
The language classes at school focus not only on their listening, speaking, reading, writing and comprehension skills but also on their dramatization, stage presentations and oratory skills. An exposure to these skills opens up the world of Drama and theatre as career option as they grow up. Giving learners an opportunity learn Indian and foreign languages at a young age opens up the world of linguistics as a career option. Engaging in library and literary activities opens up the world of blogging, report writing and journalism at school. A dedicated student blog section on our website aims to motivate and encourage their talents and skills, giving them a sense of achievement to see their work published. Through experimenting, project work, collecting, organizing and interpreting data in their science, math and social science sessions they are honing their research and analytical skills and logical thinking skills.
PICT allows children live and believe the adage the world is at your fingertips if you have the right skill sets. We let them explore their career options at school.