Career interest of young people in Zambia | 17318
International Research Journals

Educational Research

All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Career interest of young people in Zambia


J. Anitha Menon, Tepa Nkumbula, Lee-Ann Singh

National Career Expo 2011 was held in Lusaka, Zambia with an objective of exposing High School students from grade 10-12 to possible career options and allowing participants to interact with potential employers and or institutes of higher learning. In doing so it was expected that they would be able to make an informed choice about their career. This paper explores the career choice of young people in Zambia who attended the career expo. Totally 3900 participants registered for the event but only 1890 completed the career interest profile. The results indicated that young people in Zambia have varied career interests and providing them with information and helping them think closely about their skills, interests and achievement is useful in identifying career choice. Gender difference in career interest was also found.

Share this article