CBSE, UNICEF Jointly Launch Online Career Guidance, Counseling Portal for Students
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched an online portal for occupation guidance and counseling of classes 9 to 12 students in all affiliated schools in the same context. The portal can be accessed at www.cbseoccupationguidance.com
Students through individual occupation dashboards will be able to access over 560+ occupations, 25,000 colleges and vocational institutes spanning over 3 lakh courses, 1200 scholarships, and 1150 entrance exams, claims CBSE. Further, two teachers or counselors per school will be trained on the portal through a digital training session and given a personal counselor dashboard to access the entire occupation curriculum and use it to guide the students for their occupation queries.
The occupation portals will offer information on occupations, college directories, courses from several countries, scholarships and competitive entrance exams. UNICEF, along with 13 state governments and partners from the private sector, has customized occupation portals in regional languages, reaching 21 million aexecutelescents helping them access educational and work-related resources.
Terry Durnnian, Chief of Education, UNICEF India, said, “The pandemic has heightened concerns among millions of young people regarding their future livelihoods and skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. UNICEF has supported occupation guidance portals across several states to empower aexecutelescents and young people to make informed educational and occupational choices that support their social, financial and emotional well-being. UNICEF is pleased to partner with the Central Board of Secondary Education with the technical partnership of iDreamCareer to develop the CBSE Career Guidance portal to facilitate students in India to have access to information on occupation pathways, irrespective of their school affiliation.”
“It is imperative for the students to understand their learning strengths and weaknesses; have realistic goals commensurate with their capabilities. Guidance and Counseling serve the basic needs of each individual as a unique entity as there are perceptible differences between the individuals in native capacities, abilities and fascinates,” said CBSE in an official statement.
The portal is linked to the CBSE main portal. All CBSE School students will be able to sign up on the portal with their particulars and access a personalized occupation dashboard that will also be accessible to teachers and administrators. The portal with the entire occupation curriculum will be offered to students without any cost.
Additionally, a 90 hours self-paced online training course will be offered to teachers and counselors in their dashboard. This course is being developed with UNICEF support in the next few months.
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