The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), UNICEF and YuWaah (Generation Unlimited in India) have introduced plans to collaborate in the direction of making 21st century expertise accessible to CBSE college students and supply them with profession steerage. A press release of intent was signed to mutually agree on the areas of collaboration, an official assertion mentioned.
According to officers, the assembly additionally marked settlement on the roll-out of the Passport to Earning (P2E) initiative for CBSE college students, whereby they shall be upskilled with key 21st century expertise mapped to CBSE’s employability expertise curriculum. Based on the pilot, the initiative can be scaled to succeed in all college students, together with scaling instructor coaching and capability constructing to allow the identical.
The P2E initiative is a part of a multi-stakeholder, international partnership between UNICEF, Generation Unlimited, Microsoft and Accenture, the place Capgemini is a key companion in enabling the scaling of this e-learning answer in India.
“NEP has laid a lot of stress on moving from rote learning to skilling. It also recommends instilling skills in students, right from the school level. Passport to Earning is one of the initiatives supported by the Board towards achieving this goal. In time, we may explore integrating P2E with the Skill Hubs Initiative of the Government of India,” Nidhi Chhibber, chairperson, CBSE, mentioned.
“Young people of India want access to 21st century skills, career guidance and volunteering opportunities. This partnership will not only enable them to make these aspects a part of their learning pathways but also empower them to explore and get informed about their choices for work and in life,” Dhuwarakha Sriram, chief, Generation Unlimited (YuWaah), Youth Development and Partnerships at UNICEF India, mentioned.
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