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Social Media Launches India’s First Online Career Counseling Platform For Government School Students

PressReleasePing - March 24, 2018 -• receives innovation grant from Central Square Foundation • iDC utilised the grant to create a career counseling solution for government school students in India • iDC is the key implementing partner to execute the career guidance project in 1029 government schools of Delhi. The project is supported by Central Square Foundation & UNDP, India. • iDC platform will also be available in hindi language (iDC), A career counselling EdTech startup based in Delhi, has received innovation grant from Central Square Foundation, which is a venture philanthropy fund and policy think tank focused on improving learning outcomes and quality of school education for children for low-income communities in India. has utilised this grant to create a dedicated solution for online career counsellor which is relevant for government school students in India. This solution includes an extensive well researched database on 221 vocational/skill careers which is now available in Hindi language for the first time in India apart from English language as well. The solution developed by iDC also includes vocational career assessment tool (available in English & Hindi language) which will identify student’s aptitude, personality and interest and scientifically map them to the right careers. In the due course of time an extensive scholarship directory along with skill institute directory will also be available in the platform. is the key implementation partner in the career guidance project with Delhi government that is being supported by Central Square Foundation & UNDP, India. Under this project iDC will - • Train & empower 480 EVGC counselors • Conduct its proprietary vocational assessment tool for all the class 10th and 12th students studying in 1029 government schools of Delhi • Offer one-on-one guidance by the EVGC counselors for classes 10th & 12th govt. school students in Delhi. • Provide an online career dashboard on iDC platform for every student. The iDC dashboard will allow the student to access their unique 16 page unique career recommendation report (in Hindi language), 500+ career information (in Hindi & English language), scholarship, entrance exam & college directory along with a feature to chat with a career counselor for regular handholding over a period of time. Ashish Dhawan, Founder & Chairman of Central Square Foundation said, “Often, students’ choice of streams in secondary school and college is constrained by a variety of factors including parent pressure, and lack of information. Students are largely unaware about what career options exist, and what they are best fit for. Career Guidance can fill this gap and enable students to make informed decisions on their future academic / professional path. The 14-17 year age group is ideal for this purpose, as a number of career related decisions— such as choosing streams, applying for jobs / higher studies are made during this period.” He further adds, “iDreamCareer has created a good solution to solve this problem and CSF support to iDC will further strengthen its solution to create a robust career guidance platform for Indian students” “With our founding vision of providing unbiased and credible career guidance to every high school & college student, we have now embarked on our effort to create a dedicated, powerful and more importantly usable solution for government school students in India. Our focus is also to help Indian youth decide on choosing the right skill course. We are glad to have Central Square Foundation in this journey and to receive their support and guidance in the initial process of creating a solution which can empower low income family students in choosing a right career.” says Ayush Bansal, founder & CEO of (iDC). Founded in 2012, has grown to become India’s leading EdTech brand in the space of career & higher education planning for students. It has earlier raised three rounds of equity funding from investors like Mohit Satyanand, Vivek Joshi, Neeraj Gambhir, G.K Sinha, aH Ventures & Brand Capital, an arm of Bennett Coleman & company Ltd.

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