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News : Call Centre to Help Government School Students Choose Career
Noida, India, June 3, 2015 -- The district education department in association with a private educational institute has decided to launch a call centre that will offer career counselling to students.
Officials said they are also developing an online portal which will give students information about all government schools in the district. Both the initiatives are expected to start June end, they said.
The call centre will focus on students of Classes VI to XII studying in government schools. The Noida-based Avviare Educational Hub (AEH) has joined hands with the education department to develop infrastructure for the project.
A team of 20 telecallers, counsellors, teachers and psychologists will be at the call centre to respond to students' queries, said an official.
Sandeep Singh, chairman AEH, said that the call centre will offer career guidance to students free of cost.
"We will appoint career counsellors, teaching experts, and psychologists. They will help students make an informed decision in choosing a career, stress management as well as resolving other problems related to their studies," Singh said.
Counsellors will help by providing information on the various career and vocational options available. Psychologists will address issues like stress, loneliness, bullying, ragging, peer adjustments, parental and teacher pressure. Officials said that parents can also call in if they face any problems about their child's study.
The web portal will have complete information about government schools along with their contact number. Students will also get access to information about admission schedule and procedure, said officials.
P K Upadhayaya, district inspector of schools, Gautam Budh Nagar, said that the officials are working on the project and it will soon take off.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Avviare Educational Hub was introduced to promote excellence in academic, career and technical studies in order to prepare students to enter and remain competitive in a global workforce.
Published: Thursday, June 4, 2015