CBSE launches online career guidance and counselling portal for students

CBSE has partnered with UNICEF to launch an online career guidance and counselling portal for students of Class 9-12.

CBSE launches online career guidance and counselling portal for students CBSE launches online career guidance and counselling portal
Vagisha Kaushik | Aug 4, 2021 - 7:35 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has collaborated with United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to launch an online portal for career guidance and counselling for students of Class 9-12 in all affiliated schools.

The portal includes information on various careers, courses, scholarships and examinations for students from grades 9 to 12. All CBSE school students will be able to sign up on the portal with their details and access a personalised career dashboard that will also be accessible to teachers and administrators, a statement from CBSE said.

Through the free portal, the students will be able to access over 560 careers, 25,000 colleges and vocational institutes, 1200 scholarships, and 1150 entrance examinations.

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2 teachers will be selected from each school and trained through a digital session and provided with a personal counsellor dashboard. Once trained, they will be able to guide the students on their career queries using the entire career curriculum on the dashboard.

Additional 90 hours self-paced online training course will be offered to teachers in their dashboard itself where they can do the entire course and get certified as a career counsellor, as per the statement.

This initiative will help young people, especially girls, to gain knowledge and skills for self-development and to transition smoothly from school to higher education or work. To support adolescents (grades 9 to 12 students) to manage their career pathways and lifelong learning, UNICEF, along with 13 state governments and the private sector has customized career portals in regional languages,” the statement further said.

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Manoj Ahuja, chairman of CBSE said: “To bring scale, speed and standard to the career guidance process, CBSE has dovetailed these objectives to develop a holistic integrated vision for career guidance and counselling for building knowledge and skills of students and to make them ‘Future Ready’.

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