Motivational speakers are some of the guys we used to look up to back in high school. You know, the ‘know-it-all’ kind of guys who would tell you about how University is a bed of roses surrounded with glasses and glasses of wine? Yeah, they used to tell us a whole load of things expect for one.
It’s 2008 end the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (or was it Examination?) is just around the corner. The Chavakali class of 2008 will know who Mshefa was. This is the guy who decided that if we part with some chums, he’d ‘read for us’ so that our work would be reduced to revising in the exam room. To cut the agony short, he never turned up and we’d to read for ourselves!
Motivational speakers were a good sight on school. They guaranteed some time off from our class sessions. We could listen to them with the hope of God introducing a ‘rewind’ button on time so that we start all over again. One thing these guys never told us though is what course each one of us was best suited to pursue on campus.
You see, they were to address like 300 students in 2 hours. This only meant that the furthest they could go was asking if anyone had a question. For the shy guys, that was the time to look down and wait for the next probe. As a result, we walked out of the rooms often as empty as we came in.
Things have changed today. You don’t have to get stuck in some profession your heart doesn’t belong to! Imagine a passionate writer stuck in a hospital …my story. Or an Engineer stuck in a literature class…how gross! Worse still, imagine a comedian in the name of Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean calling himself Engineer by profession!
He’s an opportunity to take charge of your career by discovering your true identity. When institutions such as My Career Identity team up with Tangaza University to take you through your discovery of who you really are, the best you can do is sit your ass down, listen and learn!
What’s more is the fact that only 40 students from the age of 16 years upwards will get this golden opportunity to learn from the best. If you ask me, this is a rare opportunity that if everybody needs to grab. As for parents, I’m sure you don’t fancy the idea of your child getting stuck in a career they don’t love. If you have gone down the career path, you must be well aware of the difficulties people in the ‘wrong’ career face with every passing day.
Enroll your son or daughter to this one day workshop at Tangaza University College and let them chart their destinies with regard to their career. After finishing form four or while still at high school, these are the opportunities you need to expose your child to lest they say later ‘I wish my parent could come thruogh for me’. Avoid such statements from your child
Parents who have children in high school, especially those in form two up to those who sat for their KCSE Exams need to take advantage of this opportunity. Let your child learn about their identity so that they can select the best subjects and careers that marry their identity. Waste no time and enroll.