CBSE will launch a career guidance portal for counselling the students of classes 9 to 12 in all affiliated schools in partnership with UNICEF. CBSE has brought on board an advisory group of experts from various domains ranging from academia, industry and government to prepare the future roadmap of the student. The career guidance portal can be accessed at http://www.cbsecareerguidance.com
This noble initiative will help young people to improve their personality through self-development and guide their journey from school to higher education and work. UNICEF and 13 State Governments and the private sector have customized the career portals in regional languages to support the adolescents, reaching about 21 million adolescents, helping them access educational and work-related resources and opportunities.
The career guidance portals will also be available on mobile apps, which will offer information on careers, scholarships, competitive entrance exams, college directories and courses from several countries.
Terry Durnnian, chief of education, UNICEF India, speaking at the launch of the portal, said that “The pandemic has raised concern among millions of young people about their future livelihoods and skills needed to strive in the 21st century. UNICEF has supported different career guidance portals across several states to empower the students to make educational and occupational choices that support their financial, social and emotional well-being.”
The CBSE dedicated online career guidance and counselling coincides with the declaration of this year’s 10th and 12th results. The portal is connected to the CBSE main portal. All the CBSE students will be able to sign up on the portal with their details and access a personalized career dashboard accessible to the teachers and administrators.
The portal with the entire career curriculum will be provided to students at no cost. The students with their career dashboard will have access to 560+ careers, a total of 25,000 colleges and vocational institutes spanning over 3 lakh courses, 1150 entrance exams and 1200 scholarships.
Two teachers/counsellors per school will be trained on the portal through a digital training session and a personal career counsellor dashboard to access the entire curriculum and guide the students on their career queries. This shall increase their knowledge base on career guidance.