The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in partnership with UNICEF, will launch an online portal for career guidance and counseling for students in grades 9 to 12 in all affiliated schools. CBSE has brought in an advisory group of experts from industry, academia, and government to prepare its future roadmap. The portal can be accessed at http://www.cbsecareerguidance.com
This initiative will help young people to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for self-development and a smooth transition from school to higher education or to work. To support adolescents, UNICEF, along with 13 state governments and the private sector, has customized career portals in regional languages, reaching 21 million adolescents by helping them access education, job opportunities, and resources.
Carrer portals also available on mobile apps offer careers information, college guides, multi-country courses, scholarships, and competitive entrance exams.
During the portal launch, Terry Durnnian, Chief of Education at UNICEF India, said “The pandemic has heightened concerns among millions of young people about their future livelihoods and skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. UNICEF has supported career guidance portals across several states to empower adolescents and young people to make informed educational and occupational choices that support their social, financial and emotional well-being.”
CBSE’s dedicated online portal for career counseling and counseling matches the statement of results for grades 10 and 12 this year and includes information on various careers, courses, scholarships, and exams for students in grades 9-12.
The portal is available to everyone at no cost
The portal is linked to the main CBSE portal. All CBSE students will be able to register on the portal with their credentials and access a dedicated career dashboard that teachers and administrators can also access.
The portal containing the full career study plan will be offered to the students at no cost. Currently, through an individual career board, each student will have access to more than 560 majors (English, Hindi, and 8 other languages), a total of 25,000 universities and vocational institutes covering more than 3 courses, 1,200 scholarships, and 1,150 entrance exams.
Two teachers/advisors for each school will be trained on the online portal through a digital training session and given a personal advisor dashboard to access the entire professional curriculum and use it to guide students in their career counseling. This will build your career guidance knowledge base.