Kerala Govt proposes coaching for competitive exams from Class 7

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Government’s career guidance policy recommends preparing all the students from Class Seven onwards for various national-level competitive exams. For this, the state would be divided into three zones and intensive training would be given for the students. Besides, a state career development mission too would be introduced.

The draft of the career policy prepared by the Employment Directorate that comes under the Department of Labour has been submitted to the government. The project is likely to be flagged off this year itself. A panel of eligible teachers would be set up for this.

Information about a career option that suits a student best would be available after analysing their family background, learning abilities and aptitude. They would be trained for various competitive exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Board and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

The Finance department has written to the Labour department enquiring about the scope for funds. As per the latest survey report submitted by Kudumbasree, there are around 53,42094 job-seekers in Kerala.

Other recommendations
A curriculum career education scheme would be developed to make the students understand that all jobs are valuable. The teachers could develop the career educator programme at schools. All the teachers would be trained in career education.

A Creditor Career Research and Entrepreneurship Development Initiative has been recommended for giving training in career research and entrepreneurship.

The former students of each school who have succeeded in their respective career fields will be introduced as role models. During the time of higher education, the students would be offered opportunities for work for up to six months with stipend.  

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