Skill India introduces a New Career Counselling cum Mobilization Program

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New Delhi: Envisaging growing importance of career counselling in skilling ecosystem, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, has announced collaboration with iDreamCareer.com, one of the largest career counseling social enterprises in the country. The agreement between NSDC and iDreamCareer will offer scientific and informed career guidance to students and youth, which would lead to more informed enrolments for the vocational courses.

In a pilot project, iDreamCareer will implement a hybrid model of engagement and get the students to enroll basis their psychometric assessment results and one-on-one career guidance. iDreamCareer is creating an online enrolment application system via which counseled students will be able to apply to any vocational courses offered by any training partner from one single platform. The enrolment management system will use big data intelligence to recommend students the courses and institutes that are a right fit for them basis their psychometric and counseling data points. The system will ensure in mobilizing right-fit students for respective courses.

Commenting on the collaboration, Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC said, “”Emerging technologies and digital penetration have opened up new career avenues for the youth in India. Career counselling could enable youth to make the most of these opportunities and further help in aligning their aspirations with their skill aptitude. An administered career guidance-cum-counselling program, that combines cognitive and psychometric assessment, will empower youth to achieve their career goals effectively.”

Sq. Leader N Praveen Kumar, Chief Business Officer, iDreamCareer, said, “Our partnership with NSDC will create a bridge from school to vocational course. Our portal will now aggregate all vocational institutes at one place and allow students to apply for its courses basis career fitment. This will tremendously help students from low-income families who tend to dropout post class 10th and 12th in schools. Also career counseling led mobilization for vocational institutes will reduce the dropout rate in skilling courses. We look forward to working together with NSDC and vocational training partners across the country’’