More than a million career counselors are in demand for India
India’s 350 million students need at least 1.4 million career counsellors to maintain a globally acceptable student-to-school-counsellor ratio, noted at The 2018 Annual International Career and College Counseling (IC3) Conference held recently in Delhi.
Statements ‘A World on The Move, The report: By the Institute of International Education, Trends in Global Student Mobility’ New York, released at the conference highlighted that despite global uncertainty; for international education, the demand has consistently been on the rise and will continue to grow.
From leading high schools and global universities across India, the conference attendance grew by 40% in 2017 to 700+ delegates this year South East Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia, the 3rd edition of the IC3 Conference provided an engaging platform to discuss new ideas and opportunities in global higher education and student counseling with 100+ speakers and over 40 sessions.
The two-day event, hosted by KIC UnivAssist and co-hosted by Ashoka University, was a collaborative effort with content partners such as IIE, EducationUSA, Edu Canada, College Board, British Council, Cambridge Assessment, International Baccalaureate, and NACAC.
From under-resourced schools across the country, welcoming the 100 counsellors (recipients of the IC3 scholarships this year) the committee announced the winners of the 2nd edition of IC3 awards for their phenomenal contributions in the area of career counselling.
Karthik Krishnan who is the Keynote speaker, Britannica Group, U.S., Global CEO said, “Within the Asian teaching community and academic institutions, It is exciting to see the momentum IC3 has generated. In the context of the sweeping changes, career counselling has long been a gaping hole in institutions and is even more crucial in types of jobs the world is likely to see in the light of emerging technologies from artificial intelligence to gene therapy. Students will benefit immensely from IC3’s effort to empower high schools and colleges with professional development opportunities and guide students on what to study, where to study, and how to prepare for a successful career.”
About International Career and College Counseling (IC3)
IC3 drives sustainable and inclusive college counselling practices focused on student success. Through professional development events, it brings together high school leaders and higher education representatives that promote systems to support students seeking higher education at home and around the world.