Need to develop Career guidance ecosystem in JK: Director NIT Srinagar

Three-day Career Counseling Orientation program organized by Move Beyond, IIEDC, UNICEF concludes in Srinagar

Three-day Career Counseling Orientation program organized by Move Beyond, IIEDC, UNICEF concludes in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 11 (KNS): The three-day workshop on ‘Career Guidance and Counselling Orientation Program” organized  by Move Beyond in collaboration with IIEDC, NIT Srinagar, UNICEF India and SCERT-JK concluded on Saturday at Bemina, Srinagar.  The workshop was attended by government teachers from various government schools of the Valley.

The program was presided over by Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal, Director NIT Srinagar was Chief Guest and Chief Resource Person on the occasion, while Danish Aziz, Education Specialist, UNICEF India was ‘Guest of Honor’.

Addressing the gathering, Prof Rakesh Sehgal, Director of NIT Srinagar said there is need to develop career guidance ecosystem in Jammu and Kashmir. It helps students choose the right career path based on their educational and professional choices.

He also praised Move Beyond; the startup of NIT Srinagar for doing a commendable job by empowering students and teachers.

“It provides them career guidance, and information and exploring different career paths that are in tune with their (students) strengths and personality,” he said.

Prof. Sehgal also highlighted NEP 2020 and its role in the career guidance and counseling ecosystem in the country. NEP 2020 brings forth such an educational system where students are empowered to exercise their right of choice, he said.

"NEP 2020 emphasizes the career guidance and counseling ecosystem in schools. We have supported and will continue to support Move Beyond for their career guidance initiatives in the best possible manner,” Prof. Sehgal said.

In his message, Registrar NIT Srinagar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari said that career guidance and counseling are important for career progression and achieving big milestones in today’s world.

“There is no dearth of talent among the youth of Kashmir but there is a need for proper guidance, counselling to enhance and encourage their capabilities,” Prof. Bukhari said.

Danish Aziz, Education Specialist, UNICEF India, who was Guest of Honour said UNICEF is committed to developing and supporting the career ecosystem of J&K and is doing everything possible to make it robust and student-centric.

In his message, Head IIEDC, NIT Srinagar, Dr. Saad Parvez said that it is glad to see that SCERT-JK has taken an initiative for capacity building of teachers on career counselling. It will have a long-lasting impact on the student community, he said.

On the occasion, Sheikh Inayat Ullah, CEO Move Beyond said they are already working in the area of career guidance and counseling.

“We have a mission to educate each and every student, teacher, and parent and provide them timely guidance and information on the different career options,” he said.

Shiekh Inayat Ullah  said they are connected to the entire educational landscape of J&K through the Honorable LG’s intervention. He also said they are committed to providing our teachers with the resources and support they need to help their students succeed.

The Move Beyond CEO also impressed upon the participants that it is not just a career but life. He discussed various career options available across the globe and how to build one’s profile to match a particular opportunity.

Officials of SCERT-JK expressed their gratitude to NIT Srinagar, Move Beyond UNICEF India for conducting the exceptional program on career guidance and counseling.(KNS)

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