Almas is 34 years old and studied to become an economist, but he became a builder instead. Since childhood, Almas loved to build complex structures from wood and play with Lego. However, his parents saw potential in him as an economist, so he completed his degree in economics. Currently, Almas works as a foreman, but he needs a diploma in his field to advance to a managerial position. Despite having four children and a mortgage, he still wants to pursue education in his chosen field.
Gabit is 24 years old and graduated from university as an Arabic language translator. During his senior year, he participated in a language exchange program in one of the Arab countries. Currently, Gabit works as a waiter but dreams of becoming an IT specialist.
These are real-life stories, and there are many more like them. Why does this happen?
There are many reasons why this happens, and we will only mention a few. For example, 87% of schoolchildren make career choices under the influence of their parents and school teachers. However, 75% of parents admit that they have no idea what profession their children would like to choose. 90% of schoolchildren and their parents have no idea about the most in-demand professions on the market. Children become hostages to their parents' and immediate surroundings' ideas about the right choice of profession and obtaining higher education. Mostly everyone has faced a situation when their mother knows better who to study with, father is sure that a real man is only the one who served in the army, and friends invite to their College - because it's scary to go alone.
The social project IZ BASAR is free seminars on career guidance for regional and rural schools. The task of each adult is to give the right example and direction for the younger generation of our country. Therefore, as practicing professionals, we come to regional and rural schools, where we show and tell children about:
the importance of choosing the RIGHT PROFESSION;
the importance of PROJECT MANAGEMENT in any profession;
the importance of KNOWING FOREIGN LANGUAGES;
the importance of KNOWING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. We are talking about which professions are at risk of disappearing and which new professions are emerging in connection with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).