High schools education is very important to the life of every child in the world. High school education and experience is critical to children because it enable them to think critical and creatively before making decisions. After finishing high school students are able to synthesize, hypothesize and analyze any information given to them at ease. Therefore, the single most important purpose of high school education is to produce well rounded graduates who are career-ready. Being career-ready is the most important purpose of high as it enhances a smooth transition of student from young men and women to adulthood without any difficulty.
Being career-ready has many advantages to high school graduates because it gives them the opportunity to venture into different careers and jobs, trainings and post secondary education, and to achieve lifelong knowledge. Our current high school system is facing unprecedented obstacles in preparing student for the post secondary experience and the rapidly dynamic job market. However, high school education has been able to produce well rounded individuals who are able to contribute to the economy prosperity of their country. Ten years ago the mission of high school education was to produce graduates who can succeed at college level.
Nonetheless as years passes by, the mission of high school education has changed. High school education is no longer only viewed as a stepping stone to college but also as a stepping stone to careers. The main reason why high education was expended to accommodate careers was due to the fact that the current economy is more demanding than ever. The economy requires every individual to contribute towards its growth. This can only be achieved by ensuring high school graduates have the knowledge and experience of contributing positively towards economic prosperity even without going to college.
In the past decades high school students were only prepared for collage education. This has a negative effect to our economy because the lives of students who are unable to join college were ruined. Students were only prepared on how to handle collage life thus those who failed to join collages for one reason or another, finished school with little or no knowledge that can assist them in their future life. In other words they were not career-ready, meaning they are not qualified to be employed and their chances of contributing to the economy growth were little.
Apart from preparing students for various careers and jobs, high education also provide student with lifelong knowledge. The main objective of equipping students with lifelong knowledge is to give them the necessary knowledge that will enable them to perform exemplarily in various spheres of life. In the job market the nature of work is dynamic and it keeps on changing. When the nature of work keep on changing the performance of employees who do not have lifelong knowledge is likely to drop tremendously.
Lifelong knowledge is also important to the future lives of high school students. In the future, high school graduates might not be employed to their area of specialization but with lifelong knowledge they can easily venture into other career fields seamlessly by applying the knowledge they acquired in school. Therefore, apart from acquiring good grades in school there is greater need for high school students to be taught how to apply the knowledge they acquired in school into various fields.
It’s on record that students who are equipped with lifelong knowledge think critically before making decisions. Critical thinking is defined as the ability of generating, organizing and analyzing information. Thus, thinking critically before making decisions reduce the chances of making an error which boost the chance of an individual to perform well at the work place and to produce high yields.
The other key factor towards producing career-ready high school graduates is by equipping students with postsecondary and training skills. These skills are important to the lives of students as it give them recommendations, resources and strategies they require to thrive in their collage education. Postsecondary education and training skills are valuable resources during the transition of an individual from childhood to adulthood.
Postsecondary education and training skills guide student on how to begin and thrive in postsecondary programs. Among the key aspects provided by Postsecondary education and training to students include: supporting students to attain financial, encouraging student on career planning and long-term educational program as well as supporting students in enrolling, applying and choosing the best postsecondary program. Therefore, equipping high school students with postsecondary education and training is important because it assist them into choosing the right career path in their lives.
In conclusion, the single most important purpose of high school should be to prepared student to be career-ready once they complete their studies. The job market is very competitive as it requires competent workers who can increase the productivity of the organization they work at. Hence, the government and all stakeholders involved should ensure the necessary resources are put in place to ensure high school graduates are career-ready.