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HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD ACQUIRE THE RIGHT SKILLS FOR TOMORROW’S JOB MARKET.

Human resource experts have hinted that future jobs for most professionals will be based on relevant acquired skills and not on the amount of education one has acquired.

The world is rapidly changing, hence the need to equip your child for the future. This is not to say education is not significant in building a career but, getting a skill set is equally important. A skill acquisition could range from swimming to graphic design.

Experts believe that alongside acquiring formal education, children should also acquire relevant skills in order to succeed in the job market.

The goal is to acquire skills that are applicable to a chosen or desired occupation while getting an education.

 Parents, therefore, ought to help their wards obtain important skills alongside formal education. 

There is no one size fits all recommendation as to how to help a child acquire the right skills. Thus, a parent could start by getting to know their child in order to identify the things that interest them. Every child is different, hence the need to get to know your child.

It is also recommended to speak to your wards about their desired career path, this will inform the type of skills needed to help them pursue the right career. A person can’t acquire every skill, thus speak to their child about their desired career path.

To decide on the right skill for your child, also speak to a career expert to aid you to decide the type of skill a child needs to acquire in order to pursue the right vocation. Human Resource experts can provide parents with pertinent information in this regard as a result of their experience in the field.

Getting a skill alongside schooling might not be easy for a child thus; it is advisable to help your wards manage their time so it does not clash with school work.

Equip your children for tomorrow’s job by encouraging them to acquire as many skills as possible.

 

February 12, 2020

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