The Crisis that Needs Immediate Attention

Anamika Sahu, Managing EditorThis year, a survey revealed that students between 14-21 years of age are aware of just seven career options, whereas there are over 250 career options available in the country. Last year, the 2018 Annual International Career and College Counselling Conference acknowledged that India's 350 million students need at least 1.4 million career counsellors to maintain global acceptable student-to-school-counsellor ratio. Clearly, the youth of our country are not getting the much-needed advice that will help them shape their future career path and conversely align them to the emerging sectors.
Till date, only a handful of schools and colleges have full-time career counsellors on their payroll. This huge gap leads students to a confused state of mind, thus resulting in choosing the wrong career option. With the dynamic and frequently changing/upgrading technology market demand, it is not easy even for professionals to choose for certification courses, which could open the door of possibilities. Indeed, career counsellors are the need of the hour if India wants to make a dent in the world of employment and employability. As India struggles with skilled manpower, career counsellors can help bridge this huge gap and create the future of tomorrow, ready to take the bulls by its horns.

Understanding the need of the hour, siliconindia Education brings to you `10 Most Promising Career Counselling Companies ­ 2019'. With a meticulous yearlong research, and constant commitment to help students and professionals select the right career path, the featured companies are already changing the course of lives of thousands of students. We also bring to you `10 Most Promising PMP Training Institutes - 2019'. Read to know more about them and their strategies they take to counsel every student/professional uniquely based on their strengths.

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