Vikash Sharma

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has partnered with UNICEF and its trusted technical partner iDream Career private limited for setting up a dynamic online system on career guidance and counselling for Class 9 and 12 students.

CBSE has brought on board a consultative group of experts belonging to industry, academia, and government to prepare the future road map, an official circular read.

The initiative is expected to help young people, especially girls, to gain knowledge and skills for self-development and to transition smoothly from school to higher education or work. UNICEF, along with 13 state governments and private sector has customized career portals in regional languages, reaching 21 million adolescents, helping them access educational and work related resources and opportunities.

The career portals, also available on mobile apps, offer information on careers, college directories, courses from several countries, scholarships and competitive entrance exams. The portal is linked to the CBSE main portal.

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.

The recently set up Career guidance & Counselling Information Centre (CGCIC) in CBSE will lend a hand to ensure a Career Counselling Cell in every school, create awareness of the career portal to promote the usage among students and also chalk out different offline strategies for providing uninterrupted guidance facilities to students.

As per the official circular, the portal can be accessed at www.cbsecareerguidance.com.

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