Career Assessment and Counselling helps students make decisions based on their interests, abilities and passion, while considering current and future career opportunities. The students are encouraged to learn more about the world of work across different industries, and take positive steps to achieve their aspirations.
The importance of Career Guidance and Counselling has been time and again emphasised by various prominent educational bodies such as CBSE and NCERT.
The CBSE circular 66/2013 says:
“It has been decided by Board that all the schools affiliated to it, must provide guidance to students in senior secondary classes about prospective career options.”
The NCERT in it’s ‘Guidelines for Guidance and Counselling, Jan-2015’ says:
“The need for guidance and counselling for students emerges from the changes taking place in every sphere of life. Academic stress, poor academic performance, cut-throat competition, vast and varied educational and career opportunities and resulting confusion in making career choice………”
“The purpose of guidance and counselling services is to help each student develop as an individual in his/her own right, make choices and set goals on the basis of his/her strengths.”
We at “LAKSHYA – Discover Your Career” in association with TypeFocus, Canada have been working to provide Independent, Impartial Career Guidance and Counselling Programs, to meet and challenge the individual needs of schools students in countries like India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and UAE.
The process of discovering one’s identity involves clarification of interests and values, understanding one’s strengths, developing abilities, and formulating life roles in the context of one’s life experiences. All these work towards building social emotional competencies that help students become proactive, resilient and adaptable.