Careerlinked education programme enriches the school curriculum and prepares students to succeed in life, without any financial burden to your school.
Careerlinked Education Council
43-44 Block A1 Sewak Park, NSUT Road, Dwarka Mor Metro, New Delhi - 110059
Let's read these strange but true career facts:
97% People first finish their journey (education) and then think about the destination (career).
94% Adults are either in the wrong career or under-employed.
92% School students, when asked about their career choice have a "let's see what happens" attitude and most of them are either having unrealistic career ambitions or follow the crowd.
82% Post-graduates are not able to utilise their investment in education as they are unemployable and fail to understand that degrees lacking skills are useless.
76% BTech and MBA degree holders are trapped in a quagmire, doing jobs that can be done by a twelfth pass person.
64% of school students and 88% of college students are busy doing everything except their studies.
Career is now seen not as being chosen but as being “constructed” through the series of choices about learning and working throughout life.
• Students with the right employability skills and qualifications are likely to achieve better outcomes in the labour market e.g. higher earnings and greater satisfaction.
• Appropriate career planning enables students to choose the courses of study at school/ college that will lead to the qualifications they need for the right careers.
• Better guidance means young people are motivated to complete the courses and they take fewer wrong turns. Also, they are less likely to drop school/college or to be unemployed for a longer period.
• There is a statistical association between unemployment and crime. By reducing unemployment, better career guidance can reduce crime.
• There is a correlation between income, quality of life and health status. Being out of work can lead to stress, lower self-esteem, and depression.
The Council will set up a Careerlinked Education & Guidance Service (CEGS) in the school. The salient features of the CEGS will be:
1. It will be run by the Council with the active support of senior school management.
2. The Council will provide one trained Career Professional to the school.
3. Remuneration of the career professional will be borne by the Council.
1.Setting up a full functional Careerlinked Education & Guidance Service (CEGS).
2. Appointment of one career counsellor for the school.
3. The council will provide training as a career professional to one staff sponsored by the school/institute. The training fee of Rs 36,000 will be funded by the Council.
4. Career Assessment of the students from 7th to 12th standard.
5. Personalised career planning for each student.
6. Career awareness class for students.
7. Free access to the Education Index tool to all the students, the link can be accessed from the school website.
8. CAP – contests for students and the distribution of prizes and allocates/certificates to inspire the students. This is like stepping stones for creating career awareness among students. Through an online test of career knowledge, students learn about various opportunities open before them in a competitive environment. It gives a sense of pride among students and provides a catalytic effect to accomplish higher academic excellence.
• Access to a coherent programme that covers all eight benchmarks
• Timely, authentic and impartial career information and guidance to develop their career management and employability skills.
• Career assessment to understand their aptitude, innate talent and work attitude.
• With a personalised career dashboard and education training pathways, students take more interest in the subjects to study.
We follow the global benchmark for good career guidance practices to support schools in providing the best possible careerlinked education and guidance.
Every school/college should have a stable, embedded programme of careerlinked education and guidance having trained career professionals responsible for it with the explicit backing of the senior management. The careers programme should be published on the school/college website in a way that enables students, parents, teachers and employers to access and give feedback.
By the age of 12, all students should have access to authentic information about occupations and the labour market to plan their career path and study options. Teachers/Parents should be encouraged to access the career website to support children.
Students have different career planning needs at different stages. Some have to attend universities and others don’t have such plans. So, a personalised career assessment and career dashboard should be provided to each student. School should keep systematic records of the advice given to each student and keep a track of their education or employment destinations after they leave school.
All teachers should link curriculum learning with occupations and highlight the relevance of subjects for a wide range of future career paths. By the age of 12, every student should have a clear knowledge of "which subject is useful for which career".
Every student should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and job shadowing schemes. Every year, from the age of 12 onwards, students should participate in at least one meaningful visit at the work-place in which the student learns about the nature of the work and skills required to be successful.
Our report found that (in comparison to 81% of European schools) only 0.001% of Indian schools are offering their students a meaningful experience of the workplace by the end of class 11-12th. Every student from class 11 onwards should have a minimum of one part-time summer work experience to help their exploration of employability skills and expansion of networks. By the age of 18, every student should have had one further such experience, additional to any part-time jobs they may have.
By the age of 15, all students should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges,
Every student should have opportunities to meet with a career professional, whenever significant study or career choices are being made. Every student should have at least one such interaction by the age of 14, and the opportunity for a further meeting by the age of 17.