The United Methodist University Alumni Association of Liberia (UMUAA) has embarked on a one day career development training program for high school students in order to empower them in choosing career after high school.
Speaking during the program yesterday at the Christian Fellowship in Monrovia, the UMUAA president Kojo Weeks said that the decision to train student came as a result of challenges graduates continue to face in getting career opportunities for effective workforce after four years of studies. According to him, students should choose their career based on area of specialty in a particular subject in high school as per the job market in the country, and not to join the flow of students who are going the same way. “If you want to be the midpoint of attraction in the country, you will have to go in the area of gift as per the demand of the job market”, he noted. The UMUAA President disclosed that similar seminars will be extended to the fifteen counties of Liberia in order to train counselors who will take the mantle of authority in training high school students in and around the country regarding the right steps to follow after high school education. “Our jobs are a stepping stone to our designation, and we must have a plan whatever we want to do, which should be done to the best of our ability. We are of the conviction that, after this training, the students will be able to choose their careers based on subjects they master; which will be the best thing to do. Schools that benefited from this lucrative training are: JJ Ross High School, Kalita High School, Cathedral High School, Monrovia College (MC), D. Tweh High School, Billie Call, St. Augustine Canterbury High School, Calvary Baptist High School and Monrovia Open Bible High School, among