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Punjab govt launches career guidance portal, likely to benefit 10 lakh students

The portal aims to play a pivotal role in guiding students about various online courses, scholarships and vocations

By: Express News Service | Ludhiana |
Updated: November 16, 2021 11:50:35 am
As many as 10 lakh students are expected to benefit from the Punjab government's career counselling portal. File.

Punjab School and Higher Education Minister Pargat Singh Monday launched a ‘career portal’ aimed at providing professional guidance to school and college students.

The state education department has launched the portal in association with UNICEF India and Aasman Foundation.

The minister said that the major reason behind the unemployment issue was the inability to choose the right career. He also said that if the students were able to get adequate career guidance at an opportune time then they can do wonders in accordance with their capability.

Sharing a personal thought, he said that had he taken up some other sport instead of hockey, he would not have been able to perform so well.

Pargat Singh said that the portal — http://www.punjabcareerportal.com — would play a very significant role in guiding the students about various online courses, scholarships and vocations as part of a series of measures being undertaken by the Education Department.

He also said that at least 10 lakh students would now get information while sitting at home, related to career counselling, courses and scholarships.

Lalita Sachdeva, guidance expert from UNICEF India said that the students will be equipped with the information concerning the possibilities in the new trades emerging in the modern era.

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