CareerKeys™ aims to help students construct their personal roadmap to career success. This is done through the use of self-assessment instruments and interactive exercises to uncover their personal distinctiveness.
Uncovering one’s ideal work requires an individual to consider three essential domains:
The theoretical orientation of the CareerKeys™ programme is based on two notable career development theories, namely Donald Super’s Developmental Self-Concept Theory and John Holland’s Theory of Career Choice.
Donald Super’s greatest contribution to career development has been the emphasis on the importance of the development of self-concept. He believes that self-concept changes over time and develops as a result of experience.
John Holland’s theory explains work-related behaviour – which career choices are likely to lead to job success and satisfaction; how people of the same personality type working together in a job create a work environment that fits their type; and how people search for environments where they can use their skills and abilities to express their values and attitudes.
In helping teachers to engage the students on their career exploration and planning, they will be posed three questions which act as guideposts on the student’s individual journeys.
Through the programme, students will:
- Become more aware of their personal strengths and learn to manage their limitations
- Develop a balanced self-image and a greater awareness of others
- Discover and appreciate personality strengths, multiple talents, work and intrinsic values, interests, abilities
- Learn how to effectively consider personal strengths and academic abilities in career selection
- Deepen their understanding of career choices and study options available to them
- Set achievable academic targets so as to realise their career choices