The Odisha Government Department of School and Mass Education, in collaboration with UNICEF, has launched a Career Portal for Middle and High School students to help them with expert advice on their future careers.
The portal can be accessed through the website www.odishacareerportal.com with the student’s login ID and password.
The portal will provide easy access to information about different careers and will give students the opportunity to interact with teachers. Students will also be able to access career guidance services through a mobile application created specifically for the portal.
The Odisha Career Orientation Portal is available in Odia. It is a unique platform that aggregates information about careers, universities, vocational institutes, entrance exams and scholarships.
The portal includes information on more than 550 career paths and students will be able to access more than 2.62,000 colleges and vocational institutes with information on more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate universities and vocational institutes in the state and the country. Detailed information on 1,150 entrance exams is provided, including the application procedure. Information is also available on over 1,120 scholarships, competitions and scholarships for higher education in India and abroad.
Minister, School and Mass Education Samir Ranjan Dash highlighted that this career portal came at a pertinent time as it is the need of the moment to ensure that all children gain knowledge about a wide range of career options and make informed decisions during the unprecedented educational emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most impressive aspect of this career portal is that its content is localized and contextualized. Students could log into the board through a unique ID created to access information, post queries, and apply.
Satyabrat Sahoo, Senior Secretary of the Department of Mass and School Education, said: “We hope that the career portal reaches all Middle and High School students with its services and information. The portal will allow teens to choose a career path consistent with their aspirations and skills and help connect them to job opportunities. This also provides opportunities to interact with great personalities, mentors from renowned professional and vocational institutions, allowing students to better understand potential learning and career opportunities. “
Welcoming guests, SPD, Bhupindar Singh Poonia highlighted the massive impact on the lives of middle and high school students across Odisha in the years to come by addressing the developmental needs and career concerns of adolescent students so that go through an enormous physical and emotional transformation to face global challenges.
UNICEF Field Office Chief Dr. Monika Nielsen said the Odisha Career Portal is an important means of equipping teenage high school and senior high school students in the state to navigate a smooth transition from school to work. through Higher Education. NICEF is committed to supporting quality learning interventions across the state.