Guidance

Soon, online portal to guide school students about career

8 lakh students studying in Class IX to XII in government schools across Punjab to benefit

Soon, online portal to guide school students about career

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, September 9

To lend a new dimension to the ‘School Sikhya Sudhar Muhim’ (Qualitative Improvement in School Education Drive), the Punjab Education Department has planned to launch a ‘Career Guidance Portal’.

The portal, which is likely to be launched within a fortnight by Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla, would help more than 8 lakh students studying in Class IX to XII in government schools across the state. It would be launched in collaboration with UNICEF, NGO Aasman Foundation and Tata Power.

The proposed web portal will have comprehensive information about career choices, entrance examination for different colleges, universities, vocational institutes and scholarships. For those interested in moving abroad for higher education, the portal will help in finding the eligibility of colleges in different countries, scholarships and fellowships.

For the best of students

  • The portal will have information about a minimum of 450 career options, 21,000 colleges and vocational institutes within the country and abroad, 1,150 entrance exams and 1,200 scholarships. Special focus will be given on integrating the curriculum with life skills.

The portal will have information about a minimum of 450 career options, 21,000 colleges and vocational institutes within the country and abroad, 1,150 entrance exams and 1,200 scholarships. Special focus will be given on integrating the curriculum with life skills.

The portal would also focus on making students aware about different opportunities available for higher education as well as skills required to tap opportunities in employment sector.

Krishan Kumar, Education Secretary, said: “In the absence of any such collated information till now and the teachers too lacking in required knowledge, students found it difficult to pick the right career path matching their aspirations. The students were left to fend for themselves and many of them often failed to make the correct move, thus, hampering their smooth transaction from studies to work. The capacity building of teachers through virtual and face-to-face programmes will be done to assist students in accessing the portal. Each student will be given a unique ID for accessing the content on the website available in different languages."

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