TSC is preparing to begin OCS Teacher Training.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is prepared to establish a one-week training program for teachers from all schools who will work in the Office of Career Services (OCS) at their individual schools. These authorized instructors will be in charge of providing career counselling in their school communities.
The TSC has received favorable feedback from the majority of TSC County Directors in response to a message instructing them to assist school administrators in creating an Office of Career Services (OCS) within schools. The goal of this program is to provide instructors the authority to manage the Office of Career Services.
The selected teachers who will serve as OCS coordinators are expected to attend TSC-organized training sessions in their respective counties. TSC has issued this direction to all County Directors via a memo with the reference number TSC/DQAS/MEMOS/CD/40/VOLII/89, dated August 16, 2023, and giving detailed information concerning the Office of Career Services.
According to Executive Order No. 1 of 2021, the state Department of Labor and Skills Development is responsible for supervising skills development across various sectors and establishing the institutional framework connecting industry skill development and training.
The memo emphasizes the Department’s commitment to career guidance, citing reasons such as reducing skill mismatches, facilitating smoother transitions from school to work, improving employability, promoting labor mobility, and reintegrating marginalized and vulnerable groups into education and labor market services.
In response to these goals, the Department has created a National Policy Framework and Offices of Career Services (OCS). OCS offices have already been established at a number of universities, youth polytechnics, technical vocational institutes, basic and secondary schools.
Institutions were supposed to offer comments on teacher selection to the County Directors’ office by September 10th, 2023.