The seminar titled ‘Path to Your Real Success’ recently organised by the Pace Institute in Pannipitiya concluded very successfully and the key objective of the event was to mould youths from an early age by getting them to focus on job-oriented education and training and use their innate talent and strengths to lead a successful life when they grow up.
The seminar discussed how to build impactful professionals badly required by the job market by going beyond the traditional educational system that offers only the certificates.
What is the professional education path you should take to be successful in your life? Are certificates enough for professional success? What are the professional qualifications and programmes that suit the modern world? What are the highly paid professions? How to secure those jobs? How to become impactful and talented professionals who’re mostly demanded by the job market? These crucial concerns were discussed at the seminar.
Pace Institute CEO and Director Sajith de Silva explained that employers always expect to recruit active and creative thinking people to fill their vacancies. “Another of their critical concerns is whether they are the people who can be employed easily and whether they’re objective-driven,” Silva added.
Pace Institute Director Kapila Withange elaborated that even while the private sector has many job opportunities, the majority of the young people do not possess the required career competencies even if they’ve had educational qualifications. Therefore, many people have to be interviewed to find a right person and after that, the company has to spend a lot of money to get them trained for the job.
“If children are given responsibilities right from their school days, they will get used to taking on the challenges when they’re grown-ups,” observed Senior Marketing and Management Consultant Nalin Attygalle, during the seminar.
It was also discussed that the younger generation would become the victims of the current competitive education system, which offers only the certificates; the education certificates are commonplace that almost everybody has one or a few of them. “Therefore, if you want to stand out from the crowd, you should cultivate positive attitudes and career competencies,” emphasized Pace Institute Lecturer Lakmal Ratnayake.