AmCham strives to better connect business with education and help students discover future career options. For this reason, we launched the Career Orientation Program with the mission to help prepare secondary school students for one of the most important decisions of their lives: choosing their career paths.
The Program provides a free online platform called karrierorientacio.hu, that helps corporate volunteers, the so-called Career Ambassadors, and the representatives of Hungarian secondary schools nationwide to organize career orientation visits. During these visits, Career Ambassadors hold inspiring, interactive and thought-provoking lectures on crucial topics such as labor market needs, the modern business environment, the importance of language skills and future jobs to 9-12 graders.
The goal of the program is:
- to better connect the business and education sectors;
- to help students discover future career options, learn about the labor market, the competencies needed to succeed
- to support them in one of the most important decisions of their lives: choosing their career paths;
- to find solutions to reduce the gap between the employer’s expectations and the skills possessed by young people entering the job market.
In 2019, the Career Orientation Program focused on the promotion of STEM career paths and popularized the Program beyond Budapest by going on a three-city roadshow.
During the Spring, the Program went on a three-city roadshow to expand beyond Budapest by visiting Debrecen, Székesfehérvár and Pécs. Our goal was to engage as many high schools and corporate volunteers as possible and to provide the opportunity to local city administration, educational institutions and local businesses to discuss the most pressing issues regarding career orientation. In addition to this, our other priority is to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career paths and a stronger cooperation between the business and education sectors.
The Career Orientation Program has the professional support of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, the Ministry of Human Capabilities. The three-city roadshow was supported by the Arconic Foundation and the online platform is developed by TATA Consultancy Services.
Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity? Look no further!
This is a great opportunity for you to support the younger generations by sharing expertise – so we encourage everyone to sign up and become a Career Ambassador now!
Career Ambassadors from all fields and level of expertise are welcomed who are willing to:
- hold interactive and thought-provoking orientation class or workshop to inspire the kids
- share their knowledge, expertise and vast experience
- emphasize the importance of lifelong learning and self-recognition
During these classes, Ambassadors will also discuss labor market needs, the modern business environment, future jobs and the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and language skills.
To support the Ambassadors’ work, there is a Career Orientation Manual available on the website which contains the most important messages, topic recommendation, useful links, exercises and ice-breaker games.
Make a difference in the lives of the next generation, register to become a Career Ambassador now!