(March 27 2009 – Karachi) ACCA Pakistan recently organised a career counseling and training session for school heads, counselors and faculty which was attended by many well reputed schools and colleges in Karachi.
The participating schools included Mama Parsi School, Army Public School, Cordoba School, Foundation Public School, Falcon House Grammar School, Shah Willayat School, Fahim’s School System, Fatimiyah Boys School and Fatimiyah Girls School.
This counseling training was arranged as an initiative under the ACCA’s knowledge sharing agenda and aimed to encourage education institutes to build appropriate student counselling expertise for imparting effective guidance to students regarding their career decisions.
The key note speaker at the training was Ms Rasheeda Valika, Student Counsellor at Szabist University. Ms Valika highlighted the key role of faculty in personal and professional development of students and emphasised on the importance of career counselling at appropriate stages of student-life. Speaking about the challenges faced by students today, Ms Valika said that there is an urgent need of partnership between academic sector and job market to ensure human talent is channelled in the productive fields.
Later, Mr Hassan, Executive Director Auspak International talked the opportunities in the fields of accountancy and finance and highlighted the dynamic role of professional accountants in today’s economic situation.
The event was appreciated by the educationist-community who strongly felt that such trainings were significant for their skills development.