Often times on this blog I talk about the need to ensure that people obtain education and employment as a means to fight poverty and ensure financial stability. Of course, to make that effective we need to find a specific field of study and work for each person. I thought of this while reading through the Western Culinary Institute website at http://www.wci.edu/ which helps people start a new career in the culinary arts.
Though it is not for everybody, a lot of people want to learn how to cook better and would love to become a professional chef. When such people come across that institute, they may make a life-changing decision to become a chef. Because they love that field, they would probably study hard and work hard at it, and they would probably become more successful.
When trying to help people get education and employment, we need to make sure we find a field that they want to study and a career that they will love. That way, people will put their best into it and get the most out of it.
To help people find fields that they love, we can increase the usage of job fairs and more sophisticated job placement agencies. Additionally, if you know anyone personally who struggles financially or just does not make the most with what they have, try to think of fields and careers that might appeal to them and tell them.