|Career Guidance Unit|
|Services in Career Guidance|
|Individual Career Guidance Services|
|Education and Research Project|
|Offering Services on Employment Promotions|
The Ministry of Labour Relations and Employment
The principal features of career guidance can be defined as guiding a person to find a profession which is most compatible with his/her personality, interests, values and abilities as well as limitations, preparing a person for the selected occupation, providing him/her access to the chosen career and facilitating a person to succeed and progress in his/her career.
After making a self assessment, a person should nurture appropriate professional ambitions and identify a suitable profession. Career guidance will provide necessary information entailing employment opportunities, professional training opportunities as well as opportunities for further studies to those who are in need of it.
In addition to these services, career guidance covers assistance in a wide range of professional aspects such as facilitating productive sustenance in one’s selected occupation, inculcating positive and progressing attitudes, as well as enhancement of knowledge and competence through professional training resulting in self-improvement and guidance in attaining a productive retirement.
The career guidance unit was set up in 1998 under the Ministry of Labour Relations and Employment to work in collaboration with the system of education and training institutes, offering career guidance services to the youth in search of employment.
There are 17 career guidance centres affiliated to the respective Divisional Secretariats established in the island. Trained career guides attached to these centres offer services to the youth seeking employment. These centres are coordinated by Human Resources Assistants of the Divisional Secretariats.