Why India needs Career Guidance Experts(CGEs) ?
*Six Essential Benchmarks of a stable Careers Guidance Framework
[Source : Gatsby Charitable Foundation & PricewaterhouseCoopers]
Education Information Ecosystem (EIE)
india still needs 1.4 million career counsellors for 315 million students to maintain a globally acceptable student-to-counsellor ratio.
While U.S. has a nation-wide average counsellor-student ratio of 1:492 (1 counsellor per 492 students), in India there are only 500 counsellors for about 1.5 million students.
India is perceived as a counselling – deficit sector.
As correctly revealed by an esteemed columnist & educationist in India, career agents calling themselves Career Counsellors do not have the requisite skills and are continuously contributing to the very Indian problem of under-informed career choices and new joinees quitting jobs midway due to low job satisfaction levels.
Education & Career Counsellors should keep themselves updated. They must also have an implicit understanding of Millennials’ & Gen Z’s anxieties, aspirations and learning styles. 86% of Indian students are genuinely concerned about which option to choose for higher education but 92% of them have no or limited access to career-related guidance from their schools.
CGEs must keep data private
Data Privacy is of utmost importance because most career guidance experts consider demographic and related data acquisitions before allowing a beneficiary into using its career consulting services. Most CGEs abandon this feature of data privacy after the acquisitions are complete.
India has not yet enacted specific legislation on data protection. However, the Information Technology Act gives a right to compensation for improper disclosure of personal information.
Any enterprise remains vulnerable to being litigated against for gross negligence, cyber-security insufficiency or inadequacy. At iDreamCareer, all collected information remains private and is not disclosed to any recipient anywhere in the world.
Most CGEs in India have collaborations with universities & colleges and hence are vastly responsible for disclosure of student data to such institutions and other interested third parties like consumer research forums etc. so services are naturally & necessarily biased. iDreamCareer’s full-stack solutions are student-centric and wholly neutral & unbiased.