Teachers Are Excited About Applying for OCS Positions in Schools
Teachers across the country have expressed a great desire to work in the newly established Office of Career Services (OCS) in schools.
In a circular dated August 16, 2023, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) declared its plan to provide training to educators responsible for providing career assistance in their particular schools.
The Office of Career Services (OCS) will be implemented at all levels of education, including universities, national polytechnics, technical vocational centers, basic and secondary schools.
Numerous TSC County Directors have already followed a TSC memorandum directing them to assist school principals in establishing an Office of Career Services (OCS) in their schools and appointing a teacher to lead OCS activities.
According to the statement, “the State Department of Labour and Skills Development has been entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing skills development across various sectors, as well as establishing and managing the institutional framework for connecting industry skills development and training, as per Executive Order No. 1 of 2021.”
The Department is committed to encouraging career advice in order to eliminate skill mismatches, promote school-to-work transitions, improve employability, facilitate labor mobility, and reintegrate disadvantaged and at-risk populations into educational and labor market settings.
The Commission has mandated that schools choose a teacher to oversee the Office of Career Services. Teachers who take on OCS duties in schools will thereafter attend TSC-organized training sessions in their respective counties.