Career Helper Training

Do YOU want to discover full extended career potential in your youth?

‘Career Helper Training’ is the first level career counseling training course for YOU, Educators, youth workers, teachers, and for those who want to be an entrepreneur in the field of counseling. The five days long, ‘Career Helper Training’ provided by the 1st holistic career counseling center, Career Disha Nepal  to help Nepalese youth to be more empowered, informed and successful in their career through YOU.

If YES!

This training is for YOU!

Grab the opportunity to optimize your skills to explore youth highest potentialities and provide them career and education solution in the better way.

What background knowledge I need to have?

  • A basic working knowledge of computer.
  • Intermediate knowledge about education and career. Some beginner knowledge about psychology would be amazing too.

What skill-sets would I gain?

  • You will be the first contact person for career and education based issues for youths.
  • You can be an entrepreneur for providing reliable education and career information.
  • You can optimize your counseling skills through ‘Career Helper Training’ to explore youths’ highest potential and provide them much-needed solutions.
  • You will be able to use job and education information by using CDN’s advance online portal, job and education database.

Why ‘Career Helper Training’ is essential for me?

  • To unlock the youth’s career potential by using latest psychometric tools and techniques in the career counseling field in Nepal.
  • To explore the key concept of youth psychology.
  • To be able to hold, organize, and coordinate career orientation workshops.
  • To be able to assess youth and help them to take the right education and career decision.
  • To upgrade your career in counseling sector.

I am already a professional counselor, do I need ‘Career Helper Training’ again?

Off course, YES! You will be introduced with new, scientific and technical psychometric tools and techniques to update yourself to find your youth’s maximum career and education potential.

How much cost for ‘Career Helper Training’?

It cost only Rs 10,000/- with excluded Vat.

Why is the ‘Career Helper Training’ so expensive?

It’s not if you look closely! Including counseling tools and techniques, you will get free 15 Psychometric Assessment codes that cost equal to Rs.3000/- to find out individual personality and recommended list of careers . Not only that you will be provided sub-admin portal in our job and education database, where you can entry the assessment data and use full job and education information.  And also, you will get free lunch, snacks and preferable drinks coffee or tea. What do you think about it?

Is this a onetime thing?

            No, if there are any difficulties to use counseling tools and techniques, data entry, and other CDN services, we will be there to assist you till you are expert in this field.

I think this training might be boring?

            Absolutely not, we don’t like to use word training; we rather call it interactive collaborative discussion. We practically learn how to use games to find out youth potential in friendly environment. So, you will be enjoying the session as well as develop your skill to present yourself to create excitement in front of youth.

For more information, please call us on 01-4532383, Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Holistic Career Counseling for Youth, Residing at HCC to Empower them to be Independent and Self Sustained

We conducted holistic career counseling, “Career Orientation”, “My Future Pro”, “Motivational Session”, “Psychometric Assessment” and “Individual Career Counseling” for 10 youths residing in Himalayan Children’s Charities (HCC) to help them to make right career decision on right time and become independent what they are inherently made for.

HCC is a compassionate, global community of professionals, philanthropists, and the students in their programs. They empower youth in Nepal who have lost homes and families but not the desire to become educated, self-sufficient and contributing members of their communities. They mentor orphaned and abandoned children in Nepal to achieve sustainable paths to success, creating the next generation of professionals, leaders, and change makers.

The beneficiaries youth of HCC were those who had just appeared SEE (Secondary Education Examination), waiting for result and wondering about what to study after SEE. After participating in 3 days holistic career counseling session youth are better able to choose their best fitting career according to their individual passion, values, abilities and competencies.

Improvments in Result Display

5 new additions/ changes in result display that we have made in June,2019

We are permanently striving to increase our services for our clients. Most recently we have launched a new version of the results of the psychometric assessment to make them even more intuitive for students to read. Here is what we have done in particular.

The learn-more section is the first place the students and youths go to view their recommended jobs. Learn-more has gotten a lot of new changes that were highly demanded by youths as well as teachers. This page describes the 5 changes.

We have now illustrated intuitively the self-employment graph. You can see easily see the percent of the level of self employment in the entire Nepal for any given job.

The demand logo is now larger and clearer. We have also defined the demand differently. They are defined in 4 layers:

  • Very High Demand
  • High Demand
  • Low Demand
  • Saturated

If the counselor has seen your result and has recommended you jobs accordingly, you will see the tick beside your job. (The counselor recommends you job only when you have taken Assessment Basic or Assessment Deluxe)

There are multiple educational ways to reach the same career. We have illustrated that with 4 different colours:

  1. Orange: Academic (e.g. Bachelors, Masters)
  2. Brown: Diploma
  3. Pink: TSLC
  4. Blue: Training


We have created a system to view all the institutes (available in our system) in your selected district to study, all the courses, for the given job. If there no available institutes in your district, the hand signal is shown in red

We hope that all this changes do increase the usability of the assessment. If you have further ideas on how we can make our online services more user friendly, please do not hesitate to send us an email to info@careerdishanepal.org

You have not yet taken the assessment? Go and take the test now and get the jobs which are personally recommended for you

Improvments in Result Display

5 new additions/ changes in your result display that we have made in June

We are permanently striving to increase our services for our clients. Most recently we have launched a new version of the results of the psychometric assessment to make them even more intuitive for students to read. Here is what we have done in particular.

The learn-more section is the first place the students and youths go to view their recommended jobs. Learn-more has gotten a lot of new changes that were highly demanded by youths as well as teachers. This page describes the 5 changes:

We have now illustrated intuitively the self-employment graph. You can see easily see the percent of the level of self employment in the entire Nepal for any given job.

The demand logo is now larger and clearer. We have also defined the demand differently. They are defined in 4 layers:

  • Very High Demand
  • High Demand
  • Low Demand
  • Saturated

If the counselor has seen your result and has recommended you jobs accordingly, you will see the tick beside your job. (The counselor recommends you job only when you have taken Assessment Basic or Assessment Deluxe)

There are multiple educational ways to reach the same career. We have illustrated that with 4 different colours:

  1. Orange: Academic (e.g. Bachelors, Masters)
  2. Brown: Diploma
  3. Pink: TSLC
  4. Blue: Training

We have created a system to view all the institutes (available in our system) in your selected district to study, all the courses, for the given job. If there no available institutes in your district, the hand signal is shown in red.

We hope that all this changes do increase the usability of the assessment. If you have further ideas on how we can make our online service more user friendly, please do not hesitate to send us an email to info@careerdishanepal.org

You have not yet taken the assessment? Go and take the test now and get the jobs which are personally recommended for you.

CDN 2.0

Firstly, a great thank you to the initial team

Thanks to the very engaged team CDN has achieved a lot in the last 5 years.

We do have an online and well running Job & Eductional Database, have conducted our psychometric assessment over 1100 times in various places and for very different clients and received a very positive feedback every time. (see our annual report section for more details)

Despite all the success we have had in the last years and the great feedback we received from all clients we have served, we are still struggeling to become financially stable. Sales have not been as expected and the overhead costs to keep the whole project team have eaten up all reserves which we have made.

Therefore this summer has brought a huge change in the overall structure of Career Disha Nepal.

We like to compare the old team with a catarpillar, who has been growing and had its role to play in grooming the organization …

After much considerations and many board meetings and discussion with all team members, interns and volunteers we have made the hard decision to discontinue having a big team and rather continue with a slim core team, whic focusses on reaching out to more and new clients.

Old and New Roles

Hari, Inge and Saroj will continue in their role as board making strategic decisions for the organization.

Old and new team on a team building trip to Taudhaha with all board members and extended family …

Nabina Phaiju, office manager of VHS Bhaktapur, will strengthen the team in regard to administrative works.

Directly below the board Nabina – managing VHS Bhaktapur successfully since a few years – will take a lead for all the operational works like administration, finance, marketing and communication with the help of Saroj, Hari and Kabita.

The second department active in Nepal will be the counseling department. Hari will take a lead in that sectore and Susma will help him. The department will be responsible for developing counseling material, conducting counseling and workshop and train career helpers on our tools. Also they will take over updating our job & educational database to the minimum which is required.

IT and technical works will be reduced to a minimum and taken care by Inge, working for CDN from Austria.

Inge will take make sure to maintain the website from Austria and improve the search engine requirements of the website. If required we will reach out to Patrick to add new functions to our page.

Among others we have decided, that we will not entertain a paid position for data collection and the maintenance of the database anymore. While we are still dedicated to keep our database up and running we can not entertain a paid position for that purpose till we are financially stronger again. We will try to get projects funds to run focussed and financed projects for boosting new data for our website in future. So if you are interested in supporting that aspect, we appreciate if you get in touch with us.

Also in the past we have provided internship and trainee positions for the IT and design department. It has shown to be very difficult though to suprvise trainee positions from Austria and to make use of that overhead costs in an efficient manner, so that we have decided to reduce these positions for the time being as well. Some of the interns decided to continue on a voluntarily basis, some others have taken that change as a starting point for their further academic education.

Shifting to VHS Bhaktapur building

Since June 2019 our office is located inside VHS Bhaktapur building on the second floor.

As many rooms in VHS Bhaktapur are vacant over long period, we have decided to shift our office in the second floor of VHS building (and reach lunch faster 😉 )

During peak times we an use the class rooms which are empty during most of the day for volunteers and bigger team gatherings.

the bigger picture

We plan to establish an umbrella organization which will look after VHS and CDN both.

The board also this change also as a chance to bring both offices VHS Bhaktapur and Career Disha Nepal a bit closer together again.

We are planning to establish a new umbrella organization soon, which should be above both VHS and CDN. As a first step the above described administrative roles are taken care by VHS admin staff. In a next step we plan to have those central functions in the newly established umbrella organization. .

Outlook & hopes for the future

As initially described, we see that as a new start with a slimmer team. We hope to be able to establish long time client relations with many educational institutions in the next years so to reach a financially stable base income soon again and be able to slowly expand our team again.

By mid 2020 we hope to be break even in regard to the operative cost again and then slowly build up additional positions again.

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Holistic Career Counseling for Youth Residing at HCC to Empower them to be Independent and Self Sustain

We conducted holistic career counseling, “Career Orientation”, “My Future Pro”, “Motivational Session”, “Psychometric Assessment” and “Individual Career Counseling” for 10 youths residing in Himalayan Children’s Charities (HCC) to help them to make right career decision on right time and become independent what they are inherently made for.

HCC is a compassionate, global community of professionals, philanthropists, and the students in their programs. They empower youth in Nepal who have lost homes and families but not the desire to become educated, self-sufficient and contributing members of their communities. They mentor orphaned and abandoned children in Nepal to achieve sustainable paths to success, creating the next generation of professionals, leaders, and change makers.

The beneficiaries youth of HCC were those who were just appeared SEE (Secondary Education Examination), waiting for result and wondering about what to study after SEE. After participating in 3 days holistic career counseling session youth are better able to choose their best fitting career according to their individual passion, values, abilities and competencies.

Four days Basic Career Counseling Package for Youths Residing in Shangri-la Orphanage

We helped seven youths, age group of 14 -18 years old to pick the best fitting education for a career by using a series of Basic Career Counseling Package. The package contained different services such as indecision scales, Career orientation, My Future Pro, Labor Market Workshop, and Psychometric Assessment. The youths were in their gap period as they had just completed their secondary education examination and are waiting for the result.

Indecision scale finds out youth’s first confusion level regarding career and education. We use this questionnaire frequently in the workshop before and after we conduct the workshops and assessment to analyze whether our services became useful to eliminate their confusion regarding their career or not. After finding out their career confusion by filling a list of seventeen multiple questions, a career counsellor provides career orientation to point out if the gap exists to confuse regarding career and education.

Similarly, they did different career activities in ‘My Future Pro’ session to find out their interest, values, abilities, weakness, and strength. This workshop is designed to make an individual career plan. After knowing ‘who am I’ clearly form ‘My Future Pro’, Labor Market Workshop was conducted to help them to know the number of careers in detail available in the local market where they can find their inclination towards. This was followed by Psychometric Assessment to help them to find out the individual personality profile and jobs according to personal interest.

After all the sessions, youths were able to find out their best suitable career options. In the reflection and feedback session, they also shared how the series of holistic career counselling process changed their perception to think about their career. Moreover, youth added that they had never thought about the career that seriously and surprisingly they were happy about the recommended career. This exciting four day long career counselling workshop was conducted by our career counsellor expert Hari Krishna Dahal and aspiring career counsellor Susma Lohala. 

Four days Basic Career Counseling Package for Youths Residing in Shangri-la Orphanage

We helped seven youths, age group of 14 -18 years old to pick the best fitting education for a career by using a series of Basic Career Counseling Package. The package contained different services such as indecision scales, Career orientation, My Future Pro, Labor Market Workshop, and Psychometric Assessment. The youths were in their gap period as they had just completed their secondary education examination and are waiting for the result.

Indecision scale finds out youth’s first confusion level regarding career and education. We use this questionnaire frequently in the workshop before and after we conduct the workshops and assessment to analyze whether our services became useful to eliminate their confusion regarding their career or not. After finding out their career confusion by filling a list of seventeen multiple questions, a career counsellor provides career orientation to point out if the gap exists to confuse regarding career and education.

Similarly, they did different career activities in ‘My Future Pro’ session to find out their interest, values, abilities, weakness, and strength. This workshop is designed to make an individual career plan. After knowing ‘who am I’ clearly from ‘My Future Pro’, Labor Market Workshop was conducted to help them to know the number of careers in detail available in the local market where they can find their inclination towards. This was followed by Psychometric Assessment to help them to find out the individual personality profile and jobs according to personal interest.

After all the sessions, youths were able to find out their best suitable career options. In the reflection and feedback session, they also shared how the series of holistic career counselling process changed their perception to think about their career. Moreover, youth added that they had never thought about the career that seriously and surprisingly they were happy about the recommended career. This exciting four day long career counselling workshop was conducted by our career counsellor expert Hari Krishna Dahal and aspiring career counsellor Susma Lohala.

Dang, a new emerging district for legal careers

Dang, is in the far-western Nepal, with population of over 540,000. It has population demography of over 48% of youths between the ages of 16-30. Due to this age the number of youths looking for career has increased exponentially compared to the last few years.

Through this article, we want to illustrate where a youth can get involved in legal sector in far-western region. The article too deals with the careers within the legal sector that are more lucrative and have a higher demand. This information was gathered from a local lawyer from Public Advocacy Law Firm established in Ghorahi, Dang with an experience of more than 5 years of practice.

Number of legal careers in Mid-western Nepal

Lawyer/ Legal Advisor
Judge
Legislative Lawyer
Governmental Officers
Court License Clerk
Politician
Sheshedaar^
Tahashildaar^

^ Before any lawyer becomes a judge, they first become ‘Tahashildaar’ and then get a advance to become ‘Sheshedaar’.

Highest Demanded Job within Legal sector

It was found out that the highest demanded job within the legal sector is for Lawyer and legal advisor. Though there are over 250 lawyers in Mid-western, over 10 times more than other legal jobs, the demand for experienced lawyer/legal advisor is increasing. Against popular belief, only around 30% of the lawyers work full time, most of them are government employees. The self employment rate is astonishingly around 80%.

Future Trend for jobs in Legal sector

According to the lawyer, youths planning become a lawyer in Dang (major cities like Tulsipur, Ghorahi and Lamahi) overall have great prospects if they plan to invest their time in the district and ‘create link and contact’. The demand for lawyers is high both for private and public sectors alike. However, evidently the prospects for being a legislative lawyer and court license clerk depend highly upon the government creating jobs.

Dang, a new emerging district for legal careers

Dang, is in the far-western Nepal, with population of over 540,000. It has population demography of over 48% of youths between the ages of 16-30. Due to this age the number of youths looking for career has increased exponentially compared to the last few years.

Through this article, we want to illustrate where a youth can get involved in legal sector in far-western region. The article too deals with the careers within the legal sector that are more lucrative and have a higher demand. This information was gathered from a local lawyer from Public Advocacy Law Firm established in Ghorahi, Dang with an experience of more than 5 years of practice.

Lawyer/ Legal Advisor
Judge
Legislative Lawyer
Governmental Officers
Court License Clerk
Politician
Sheshedaar^
Tahashildaar^

Before any lawyer becomes a judge, they first become ‘Tahashildaar’ and then get a advance to become ‘Sheshedaar’.

It was found out that the highest demanded job within the legal sector is for Lawyer and legal advisor. Though there are over 250 lawyers in Mid-western, over 10 times more than other legal jobs, the demand for experienced lawyer/legal advisor is increasing. Against popular belief, only around 30% of the lawyers work full time, most of them are government employees. The self employment rate is astonishingly around 80%.

According to the lawyer, youths planning become a lawyer in Dang (major cities like Tulsipur, Ghorahi and Lamahi) overall have great prospects if they plan to invest their time in the district and ‘create link and contact’. The demand for lawyers is high both for private and public sectors alike. However, evidently the prospects for being a legislative lawyer and court license clerk depend highly upon the government creating jobs.