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On the 9th of August 2016, Career Disha Nepal conducted Individual Career Counseling led by CDN’s career counsellor Mr. Hari Krishna Dahal. Individual Career Counseling is one of the services among (Online Assessment, Individual Career Coaching, Job & educational Database, and My Future Pro) CDN is providing.

Yet most of the students after 10th grade are confused on which career path to go. What would be their further way of studies or what are their options if their SLC result does not allow them to go for higher studies. Yet, until the establishment of Career Disha Nepal, there has been no holistic and broad scale career coaching available to guide all these young people towards a prosperous future.

Individual career coaching is meant to reflect on the results from the online assessment together with a trained counselor. You will get overall information about his/her personality profile, clear information about job sectors, required qualification and job market. The aim of this session is to make the young person understand which professions would be suitable for them

Based on their personality, what is realistic in terms of the labour market and draft a rough way towards the educational pathway which can lead to the desired dream job.

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[:en]Friday Talk on Quality Education[:]

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VHS Bhaktapur, Community Learning Center, runs Bhaktapur Friday Talk to engage with experienced professions and introduce youth about both current problems and simultaneously discuss new ideas. Till date, 3 major challenges have been addressed: Gender inequality, Millennium Development Goals’ success and Education.

On the 5th of August 2016, two guest speakers gave the presentation on the topic Quality Education. One of the speakers is a renowned writer and educator Mr. Harihar Timilsina and the other speaker was Career Disha Nepal’s Mr. Sagar Ghimire. They both expanded on the hardship of achieving quality education for all and gave few solutions where education as a whole can be understood better for Nepal.

The 1st presenter Mr. Timilsina started his talk by questioning what quality education was. IMG_20160805_163946He further emphasized that our society has various presumptions about quality education. We, according to him, tend to believe that being fluent in speaking and writing skills (for example) is ‘Quality Education’. He also claimed that the western QUALITY EDUCATION (for Nepalese) has resulted in creation of inhuman, exploitative, self-centered and destructive manpower. Nepalese education system is to a high extend a replica of American educational system. Mr Timilsina then questioned what can be called quality education when even the developed countries have failed in achieving it.

According to the next speaker, Mr. Ghimire, most students fail both in creating enthusiasm and excitement in learning because the current system does not resonate with their learning pattern. According to him, this creates a multiplier effect which in the end results in a mass number of unemployed youth, failing students, and dispassionate workforce.

Through an example he explained how our education system is certificate oriented, and the society tend to limit the potential by grouping them according to their prowess in examination grade.

According to Mr Ghimire, education system needs to be seen more holistically. We too need to learn that education goes more than formal education — informal and new approach IMG_3529non-formal (More Open Online Course) that is hierarchically structured chronologically graded general education system, training institution and online education system respectively.  He repeatedly questioned the audience about the means of education, career choices, and information

To develop a quality education, Mr Timilsina adds the terms “soft skill” and “kaizen”. Soft skill describe those personal attributes that indicate a high level of emotional intelligence and the Sino-Japanese word “kaizen” means change for better and every day improvement. If those aspects are integrated in either education or day-to-day lives, we will receive unprecedented amount of development.

At last he showed inspirational picture black dot in the big white space i.e. we are roaming around small problem which make individual unconfident and are able to recognize opportunities around us. He concluded his speech that quality education cannot be universal, it depends upon county: its culture, existing traditions and development level.

Both the talks could be concluded at we can’t change our education system to quality education overnight. So, take time to look thoroughly to find the root cause of failing education system and find the way to enhance education. We can find a way to make the current educational system more individual (to work for us) by choosing appropriate education in various combination.IMG_20160805_170727

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[:en]Available Choices in Nepal[:]

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CTEVT and Its Importance

Career Disha Nepal wants to share available alternative choices of education system of Nepal. Most of us are unaware about educational pathway which were available for decades in Nepal. Take for example of a youth that does not want to study subjects that he/she feels not beneficial for them. They might be unknown about the shorter way to reach their goal and select the academic line even they are not interested other courses rather than they love to do.

Council for Technical Educational and Vocational Training aims at providing training and professional knowledge which otherwise is ignored in the academic stream.

CTEVT was established in 1989 with aim of strengthening vocational technical education in Nepal. Function of the CTEVT is to produce technical and skillful human resources required. It  mainly involves in policy and program formulation, coordination and facilitation, quality control and program implementation.

Why is CTEVT worth knowing?

  • Footstep is counting: If your parents are electrician and you are working with them, you would acquire required skills from them. Your informal working experience can be certified by National Skill Training Board (after series of examination), to make you a certified electrician.
  • Specific career path: If you do not like to go thoroughly with other optional subjects and choose rather to stick to one particular field CTEVT is an answer. CTEVT courses can be based on your demands, needs and interest.
  • Within short period of time reach the career goal: Naturally, Human beings are always hurrying to get something that they like. On the other hand economically poor parents, who cannot afford their children’s lengthy formalstudies tend not to provide them with education as they believe it to be a heavy opportunity cost. So if you want to be independent, then CTEVT would be a considerate
  • Employment generation: CTEVT sets its program based on research according to the labor market and labor Thus creating workers that have a high demand in the job market.
  • Technical education: CTEVT has prepared different courses to produce a more skillful manpower which in a way encourages entrepreneurship
  • World-class employer: In the 21st century there is barely any restriction to migration. In the case of Nepal, migration of unskilled workers has exponentially increased in the past 2-3 decades. The popular fault they seem to have is that Nepal provides no real opportunity, however, one can expand their potential simply by acquiring the skill.  At the same time, CTEVT provides training which is acceptable

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