Jammu: Counselling cell, Directorate of School Education Jammu (DSEJ) assessing the needs and requirements of students amid closure of institutions and resulting career uncertainties, organized a mega virtual orientation session on the official career portal of the Directorate–MANZILEIN.
The event was organised under the patronage of Director School Education Jammu, Dr. Ravi Shankar Sharma while Danish Aziz, Education specialist UNICEF J&K Chapter and Romesh Kumar, Head Counselling Cell were the key speakers of the session.
The virtual session received overwhelming and response from learners covering all the 10 districts of Jammu division. Over four thousand students and their parents joined the session on various social media platforms of the Directorate.
The students were sensitized about the features like accessing the portal at “https://jkcareerportal.org” wherein they can login with their enrolment IDs issued by JKBOSE and password 123456. The portal is compendium of information on 550+ careers, 21000+ colleges, 262,000 programs in 16 countries, 1150+ entrance exams and 1120+ scholarships.
Pertinent to mention here that the Department of School Education, Government of Jammu and Kashmir with the technical support of UNICEF had launched Manzilein-JK career portal in May 2020 as part of its initiatives to provide career guidance to the students of government schools.
A question answer session was also held in which students posed their queries about the registration process, careers in J&K, after effects of Covid pandemic and other such related issues.
Director School Education urged the students to be job providers and not job seekers. He asked to focus on skill development and JKEDI courses.
Romesh Sharma, Head Counselling Cell urged all faculty counsellors to give assignments to the students so that they get motivated to browse the portal for information and benefits.
The event saw great commitment on part of the HOIs, teacher counsellors, who motivated students to join the unique session during these distress times.
Preeti Sharma moderated the session and team counselling coordinated the successful conduct of the virtual event.