Teachers across the country have expressed their keen interest in applying for open positions within the newly established Office of Career Services (OCS) in schools.
In a circular dated August 16, 2023, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced its plans to provide training for educators responsible for offering career guidance within their respective schools.
The Office of Career Services (OCS) will be implemented at all levels of education, including universities, national polytechnics, technical vocational centers, primary, and secondary institutions.
Many TSC County Directors have already adhered to a TSC memo, which mandates them to guide school principals in establishing an Office of Career Services (OCS) in their schools and appoint a teacher to coordinate OCS activities.
“The State Department for Labour and Skills Development has been entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing skills development across various sectors, establishing and managing the institutional framework for connecting industry skills development and training, as per Executive Order No. 1 of 2021.”
“Aligned with its mandate, the Department is committed to promoting career guidance to reduce skill mismatches, enhance school-to-work transitions, improve employability, facilitate labor mobility, and reintegrate marginalized and at-risk groups into the realms of education and the labor market.” the statement read in part.
The Commission has specified that schools must designate a teacher to oversee the Office of Career Services.
The teachers who will take OCS positions in schools will subsequently participate in training sessions organized by the TSC in their respective counties.