It has been a generation back, say about 30 years when I passed out from my school to face the brave new world of college. I was in New Delhi then, it was the year 1988. My percentage was not even worthy enough to get me in arts or humanities in any good college in Delhi University, forget about Science.
My parents wanted me to Engineer or a doctor, well these were the only two fields they can think about. I got 62% in my school with just 50 in maths. So what are you going to do cried my parents as they all do? All their dreams were shattered. As for me, I did not have time to make my dreams or to think about them. Frankly, I did not have any dreams. I don’t know, but it never clicked to make a dream for myself. Always it was my Parent’ dream of what I should be or what my future should be like.
So again I will have to struggle in my life. Life is a struggle they say, I knew what it meant.
It was now, just a few weeks ago now at the age of 50 when I read about these career link education Institutes Certc ( Career education research and training council) and Margdarshak. Both these organizations are located in New Delhi and claim to provide career linked education to the students and job seekers with of course at a certain payment. it was Rs 18,000 a hefty amount.
The first thought that came to my mind was it was another of those organizations that take you for a ride. There was a job offer here but with the conditions of making payment, passing tests( 15 Theory Plus 15 Activity plus 15 Practical), and then the final offer. The whole process was time bound in just 3 months. Then I gave it a second look, went through their website, and then something clicked.
Both of these were government organizations. A very important factor in India. Secondly, their mission and vision had a very powerful appeal to me.
“To be what you want to be”,
“To make one life the best”,
” Career by choice, not by chance”
The council and Margdarshak have embedded career in education. It means that the council has done in-depth research of the student’s career and has developed some very good authentic, appropriate, and effective career development tools and learning management systems.
Some of these career development tools are Career choice, aptitude assessment, work attitude, education index, Study organizer, the talent on tips, Skill evaluator, Dream jobs, and Scholarship abroad( For students who want to study abroad).
These tools design, monitor, and develop the career of students. These tools are self engaging, Impartial, Measurable, and Transparent.
By conducting its Career Awareness Program (CAP), opening Career education and guidance (CE&G) cells in schools and colleges and Job planning to Placements programs, Margdarshak and the council not only spreads the awareness of these tools among the Students, Parents and the teachers but also guides them lifelong.
Using Dermatoglyphics technology ( The scientific study of fingerprints and its connection to the brain), a person’s unique and innate talent, creative potential and learning styles can be identified. This can help the parents to optimize the most effective way of nurturing their child.
These Organizations help you in planning for a career at the age of 15 or when you are your 7th standard in school. With these career development tools and your teachers and your parents are well aware of your strengths, your weaknesses, your innate talents, your learning styles, and your knowledge of the world of work.
The organizations help you to create your dream, pursue your dream, and get you your dream.