TSC Orders Schools to Establish Office of Career Services
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has directed all public schools to establish the Office of Career Services (OCS) and co-opt a teacher into the office to purposely offer career guidance to students to avoid skill mismatches among learners.
In an Internal Memo dated August 16,2023 and signed by the acting Director Quality Assurance and Standards Peter Kega, the Commission has directed all its Regional Directors to ensure that all institutions within their jurisdiction have established Office of Career Service (OCS) and appoint a teacher to co-ordinate its activities.
The TSC Regional Directors who have also been instructed to ensure that the information reach all the County and Sub-County Directors within their jurisdiction have further been directed to ensure that Community Service Learning (CSL) is taught as directed in the approved curriculum.
The Commission’s direction comes after the State Department for Labour and Skills Development committed to promoting career guidance towards reducing skill mismatches, improving school-to-work transitions, employability, and labour mobility and re-integrate marginalized and at-risk groups into the education and labour market.
These are to be achieved through the National Policy Framework for Career Guidance in Kenya and the National Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting Framework on offices of Career Services which are both developed by the State Department, which is mandated to oversee skills development among actors, establish and manage the institutional framework for linking industry skills development and training.