The Telegraph
Wednesday , October 16 , 2013

Career expert to conduct training

Jorhat, Oct. 15: The Jorhat district administration in association with the inspector of schools’ office (Jorhat) has invited Pune-based academician Bhooshan Kelkar to conduct marathon training sessions for teachers on contract, students and professionals.

The expert along with faculty members of his consultancy firm — Moebiusutra Consulting Pvt Ltd — will conduct three-day sessions each for four batches at the planetarium-cum-science centre here from Thursday.

The training sessions will end on October 30.

Jorhat deputy commissioner Solanki Vishal Vasant told The Telegraph today that he had requested Kelkar to come over here and conduct the training sessions.

“We want to offer our students, professionals and unemployed youths proper up-to-date guidance on career building and enhancing their skills,” Vasant said. “Only acquiring degrees do not guarantee jobs, one has to make himself employable according to the requirement of time.”

The sessions are expected to benefit the youths here as the modules for students, professionals and unemployed have been prepared separately by the firm based on the needs of different categories.

Vasant said Kelkar, an IIT Bombay alumni with 17 years of experience in teaching and career building, has done extensive research in psychometry — a branch of psychology that deals with the design, administration and interpretation of quantitative tests to measure and enhance the mental abilities of the person.

He said the expert, who has designed courses in universities in the US, has agreed to reduce the fee for conducting the sessions and would only charge minimum (Rs 2,000 per person).

Inspector of schools (Jorhat) Kamal Jyoti Gogoi said the fee would include study materials on various subjects, an evaluation report of the trainee’s performance during the camp, food to be served during the three-day session and a certificate from the firm.

Gogoi said trainees belonging to BPL category and ST/SC would be sponsored through different government agencies and NGOs.

Psychometry and mapping the personality, project selection, methodology, presentation skills, opportunities of studying abroad, tips, methodologies, effective resume writing: write to win and effective interview techniques are among the topics to be covered in the sessions.

Camp co-ordinator Tarun Tamuli, a teacher of the Selenghat Higher Secondary School, said the three-day sessions for each batch are divided into eight hours every day with breaks in between.

Each batch will have 120 trainees and the first batch will comprise high school teachers on contract.

He said similar training camps were being planned in November as well as in December.

Names of the interested candidates to undergo the training camp were being collected through the respective educational institutes in which they were studying or working and others could contact the inspector of schools (Jorhat) office for the same, the co-ordinator said.