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Mindler launches International Certification for Career Counsellors in India

March 14, 2018

Mindler, a New Delhi-based ed-tech venture, has recently launched the first ever 3-month international certification course for career counsellors.
The certification, which is in collaboration with Career Development Alliance (CDA), USA offers a three-month programme for professionals, aiming to learn international best practices in counselling and to further sharpen their counselling skills. ICCC is being launched first in India, and will then be introduced to other countries as well.

Career guidance and counselling has become increasingly relevant in a highly-competitive and rapidly-changing world. Increasing career options ranging from conventional choices like Medicine and Engineering to emerging and new-age career ones like Ethical Hacking, You-Tubing and Social Media Management have created a global demand for expert counsellors who can provide the right advice.

As per estimates based on reports from MHRD, EY Report on K12 Education, and KPMG market report on K12 education, market size for career assessment and guidance is over INR 5000 crore in India alone and is continuously evolving. There is a growing demand for qualified career counsellors, the resources are seriously scarce. According to reports, currently over 90 percent of schools in India do not have provision for full-time counsellors.

The ICCC programme was launched in the presence of global educational expert Dr. David Reile, founder & director, Career Development Alliance, USA (former president, Career Development Council, USA). Speaking on the occasion, he said, “This International Certified Career Coach (ICCC) programme is aimed at helping professionals build a career in career counselling. There is a need for practical exposure in the counselling setup for professionals, and development of critical competencies. We believe that the ICCC will fill the gap in the Indian market and help shape up quality career counsellors for the future.”

Prateek Bhargava, CEO, Mindler added, “We are excited to introduce the International Career Coach Certification Programme in collaboration with CDA. This robust programme imparts coaching and counselling skill to prospective career coaches and empower them with state of the art career guidance tools. Keeping in mind the emerging career landscape leveraging technology to enhance a counsellor effectiveness is the key. This is the only way we can reach out to the millions of students who are in dire need to robust career guidance. The initiative is in sync with our plans to scale up the Mindler Platform which can be used by all of our trained career coaches across the globe”.

The ICCC programme launched in New Delhi has aspirants from over 18 cities in India and even includes participant from overseas. The hallmark of the programme is the pool of master trainers who are leading the programme which includes Peter Reding (co-founder Coach for Life, who is a coach for world changing leaders and visionaries), Professor Dr NK Chadha (pioneer in the field of Psychometrics) and many other domain experts.

Key highlights of this 3 months, 80 credit career counselling programme include 3-day in person experiential training with industry stalwarts, webinars, experiential learning through live projects and case assignments, tech-enabled guidance system and counsellor tools, and 21st century global skills as per NCDA (USA).

New Delhi based Mindler is a technology enabled eco-system for career planning and development for students that enables students discover their unique potential and take well-informed career decisions.

Founded in 1998, CDA is a career development body in Washington, USA. Its founders are members of notable international organisations who are pioneering and championing the cause of career development and guidance.

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