PANAJI: The state council for educational research and training (SCERT) has announced a three-day training workshop on conducting aptitude tests and career guidance programmes, for teachers of the secondary and the higher secondary school levels.
Chief minister Pramod Sawant had last week stated that aptitude tests and a career guidance programme would be made mandatory for the students of Class X and XII from the next academic year of 2020-21.
The training programme will be held during the upcoming Diwali vacation. SCERT director Nagaraj Honnekeri has asked all of Goa’s government and government-aided secondary and higher secondary schools to depute two teachers from their respective institutes for participation in the event.
SCERT will conduct the training on November 6, 7 and 8 from 9am to 12.30pm for secondary schools. While for the North Goa education zone, the training will be held at Ravindra Bhavan, Sakhali, the South Goa education zone will receive it at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao .
For those falling under the central education zone, the training will be held at the SCERT office located in Porvorim .
For higher secondary schools, the training for all teachers from across the state deputed for the programme will be held at SCERT office from 2pm to 5pm, from November 6 to 8.
Sawant had said that the aptitude test and the career guidance course are being introduced for students as the training acquired in educational institutions has been found inadequate by the industry requirements.
An aptitude test would give students a fair idea of their future course of action, helping them learn their strengths and weaknesses, Sawant had said.
He had added career guidance would allow students to know that after completing Class XII, there are more options than just joining a BA or BCom programme.