International Career & College Counseling (IC3) Conference to attract over 500 Schools, Colleges and Universities from India and Overseas

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New Delhi, August 16, 2017: The International Career & College Counseling (IC3) platform invites participation of schools, colleges and universities from India and across the globe. The two day conference is scheduled for August 30 and 31 at the JW Marriott, Aerocity, New Delhi.

The conference offers a great opportunity for educators, as the event will see coming together of 100+ international universities and 200+ high schools from all over India and South East Asia. The second edition of the IC3 Conference will also witness the first ever career and college counseling awards to be held in India that will felicitate schools, counselors and universities that stand out for their contributions to the field of career and college counseling.

Speaking on the opportunity, Ganesh Kohli, IC3 Conference Chair | President & Chief Mentor, KIC UnivAssist and Former High School College Counselor said “We are thrilled to see the overwhelming response that we have received so far. This is a platform where the education and counseling community not only gets to engage with each other but also gain valuable knowledge on counseling practices. The IC3 Conference’s mission is to impact the lives of the youth positively and also build a strong link with careers and jobs that will keep them happy in the long run.”

More than 500 educators from India, Southeast Asia, Middle East, North America, Europe and Australia will contribute towards active knowledge sharing and dialogue on cross-collaboration between markets/countries to drive adoption of best practices in education counseling.

Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, Director for Education Advocacy at Microsoft India shared her thoughts, “We are pleased to be associated with the IC3 Conference. Microsoft believes that empowering students with 21st century skills can unfold their potential and open global opportunities for them. Technology can be leveraged to build their competencies, collaboration and support them with myriad opportunities. We feel that IC3 offers unique opportunities for school and higher education leaders for exchanging ideas and debating on future opportunities. Education leaders and faculty play a critical role in transforming the mentorship experiences and this unique forum brings in industry, academia and government together to synergise their efforts meaningfully.”

Among the distinguished people and subject matter experts attending the conference will be Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) who will deliver the keynote speech, Pratik Mehta, Director – Education, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd, Pradeep Parameswaran, UBER Central Operations, India, UBER, Shalini Kapoor, Chief Architect- IoT Ecosystem Solutions, IBM and Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director – Renault India Operations.

Ms. Shobha Mishra Ghosh, Asst. Secretary General from Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) said, “The IC3 Conference will not just set a benchmark for India but at a global level for career counseling and education.With the speed at which the world of education is determining career choices, it is important that we invest in best counselling practices and pave the right path for our youth. This will also go a long way in making our upcoming generations more employable and will ensure that the right skill is matched with the apt industry.”

As per India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India holds an important place in the global education industry. The country has more than 1.5 million schools with over 260 million students enrolled and about 751 universities and 35,539 colleges. This is the right juncture where we need to understand the needs of the students and take steps to empower the youth to make good-fit career choices. The IC3 Conference will be the biggest event for high school educators in India to meet and network with university admissions delegates from India and abroad and for educators who wish to attend, they can register at http://www.ic3conference.com/register/.