Training of Educators in Careers Education, Advice, Management and Guidance in Rodrigues

The Rodrigues Regional Assembly in collaboration with the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) and Careers Guidance Service of the Ministry of Labour, Human Resource Development and Training organised a two-day training programme on Careers Education, Information, Advice, Management and Guidance for a batch of 45 Senior Educators/Educators from secondary schools and TVET institutions in Rodrigues.  

Rectors were also invited on the first day of the workshop to get an overview of the career toolkit. Each school received two to three copies of the toolkit.

The training programme was be held as follows:


23rd - 24th November 2022


09 00 hrs – 14 30 hrs


Cotton Bay Hotel, Rodrigues


The career toolkit has been developed by the HRDC in collaboration with the Careers Guidance Service to support senior educators in the development of a career guidance plan for the year. The support of an expert from Curtin University, Mauritius was also sought while drafting the toolkit.

The toolkit was used during the workshop in Rodrigues to familiarise the participants with the exercises. It was a basis to assist senior educators and educators to mount career-related activities at the level of schools. This was also an opportunity for them to customise a career guidance plan for their own schools targeted at different levels of students.

Initially some 160 senior educators in Mauritius were trained in 2 batches of 80 participants in October 2017 and October 2018. This training programme aims to empower senior educators to provide careers education and career management information to their students.

A presentation was conducted by the HRDC to disseminate key information on skills and provide an overview of the career toolkit. Industry interventions from the ICT and Tourism sectors was also a key component of the training programme. A session was dedicated to the filling up of the calendar of activities for the coming year and the participants were empowered to devise a customised career education plan for their schools.


Nine career planning tools/instruments were explained and practised with Senior Educators/Educators, facilitated by officers from the HRDC and Careers Guidance Service. This comprised:

  • group activities;
  • discussions for self-exploration with regard to career options and self-reflection;
  • role play with different scenarios;
  • decision making tools;
  • quiz; and
  • self-assessment questionnaires.




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