FICCI FLO Bhubaneswar organises webinar on career prospects post COVID-19
Bhubaneswar: The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a deep impact on the economy and has left the education and skill development sectors in a disarray.
Students and parents are confused as to how to navigate months of lockdown and risk losing a whole year waiting for normalcy to return. Lakhs of youth, who were unskilled or semi-skilled, have returned to villages and they will now need some form of re-skilling to prepare themselves for the job market once the economy fully reopens.
FICCI FLO Bhubaneswar chapter has partnered with Gram Tarang to run a series of webinars focusing on Career Counselling on Career Prospects and Opportunities Post COVID-19. The interactive sessions are activity-based with the involvement of industry experts. The target audience are classes 10th and 12th pass students and their parents.
The first of the series was conducted on Thursday online on Healthcare with more than 1,200 logging in to view it on YouTube. The webinar had an interesting talk session by GTET with icebreakers and visuals about various job roles in the healthcare sector.
Dharitri Patnaik, Chairperson, FLO Bhubaneswar, requested the students to explore the many fields available for skill development and training and learn different perspectives on the available career options post COVID-19.
Industry expert Simrit Sandhu, Chief Supply Chain and Support Services Officer, Cleveland Clinic, USA, the guest speaker for the day, gave an insightful input on healthcare sector. Sandhu emphasised on how the job roles in hospitals were not limited to doctors and nurses, but that the knowledge needed to be expanded.
Supply Chain division itself covers the various required areas of service, laboratory, hospital supply, equipment, medicines and even landscaping. The purchase, management and distribution of all above and more is covered by the Supply Chain and Support Service sector. Sandhu advised the students to select an area, which has job security and also gives them job satisfaction. She asked them to research on which skill set is in shortage and to train themselves in that field. She spoke about women empowerment and the need to educate girls and bring them forward for the growth of the society.
She also emphasised on the balance between personal life and professional life. Her advice “Be comfortable being uncomfortable” made an impact as she stressed, “if we do not get out of the comfort zone, we can never rise.”
The next FLO Learning series is on E-commerce on June 22 at 11 am.