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Punjab govt to start career counselling in schools

Punjab technical education minister said that the parents and students are not quite aware of the fields of study that their children can pursue after completion of matric and higher secondary studies.

punjab Updated: Jan 28, 2018 22:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Charanjit Singh Channi,Skill Development,Punjab news
Punjab technical education minister Charanjit Channi(HT File)

The Punjab government will start a career counselling programme in all state-run high and senior secondary schools, technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi said on Sunday.

He said parents and students are not quite aware of the fields of study that their children can pursue after completion of matric and higher secondary studies.

Earlier in a meeting with senior officials of the Union ministry for skill development and entrepreneurship, Channi stressed on the need for a career counselling programme in state schools.

He said the national skill development corporation has agreed to set up a counsellors’ training centre in the state. This centre would train people from across the state as counsellors, who would provide career counselling in schools and other institutes of the state.

The minister also said the state government would run self-employment training courses for agriculture and allied services under skill development mission.

He said the Punjab Agricultural University and the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University would run skill development courses in this regard.

He said the state skill development mission would provide training to farmers and others to bring in focus issues such as diversification, doubling the income of farmers, arrest of depleting water tables and distress among farmers.

First Published: Jan 28, 2018 21:34 IST