All Career guidance / Guidance and counselling teachers to undergo KEMI-KUCCPS Training
The Kenya Educational management institute, KEMI, has partnered with the Kenya universities and colleges central placement service, KUCCPS, to train all career guidance teachers in secondary schools. In most schools, the guidance and counselling teachers double up as career counselors, and therefore will be targeted for the training.
KEMI is a management development institute which serves as the capacity building agency of the ministry of education. The body is mandated to offer educational management training, conduct research and offer consultancy services to both public and private sectors.
The two bodies, KEMI and KUCCPS, have plans to design a training programme for all career guidance teachers in all secondary schools in Kenya. So far, no such training occurs, implying that career masters in most schools give career guidance through experience rather than skills or do not give career guidance at all. Some however organize career guidance workshops. With the career guidance skills from KEMI, the targeted teachers will acquire the necessary skills to guide learners through their career choices so that they don’t commit mistakes that they will live with forever.
KEMI and KUCCPS have not yet designed the contents of the short course, but are relying on the career guidance teachers themselves to contribute concerning the contents they want to be included in the career counselling course. This will be done through an online teacher needs assessment form that sub county KESSHA chairpersons will forward to the principals within their sub counties, who will in turn forward the same form to their career guidance teachers. The form is in a link.
“The purpose of this letter therefore, is to request you to circulate the attached link to all principals within your jurisdiction who will in turn forward to the career guidance teachers for filling. We request the online TNA tool to be filled and submitted to KEMI by 14th May 2021, “reads part of a letter written to the sub-count KESSHA chair persons, by the KEMI director.