Professor J.G. Maree from the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria, recently conducted a career counseling workshop with ten Good Work Foundation (GWF) students at Hazyview Digital Learning Campus (HDLC).
“Citizens serving their communities and countries with skills and values,” is GWF’s Absa Bridging Academy vision, which underpinned the professor’s guidelines for the young rural students who dream of one day pursuing careers that are parallel to their abilities.
Professor Maree developed the Career Interest Profile (CIP) form, intended to help young people discover careers suitable for their likes and abilities. During the workshop, the Professor gave the students the CIP form wherein they answered questions of interest and abilities about themselves. At the end, the Professor uses the outcome from the answers given to help facilitate which career path each individual would most likely want to pursue.