The following documents will be required to be submitted at the time of filling out the application form:
- Your passport size photograph
- Identity Proof
- Updated resume
- For applicants from outside of India, a copy of the passport
After successfully submitting your application, you will be required to submit an approval letter from the school principal/management consenting to your participation in the program.
The school will need to provide an approval letter confirming that you will attend all four residential weeks and 3-5 hours of online work every week throughout the course of the program. It is very important that schools are supportive of their teachers’ participation in the program since the learnings from the IC3 Institute program will subsequently need to be implemented at the school. You can download a copy of the sample approval letter to be printed on your school’s letterhead here.
In that case, you can apply to the next cohort. There are three intakes every year spread over January, May, and September.
It is a one-year program.
Only full-time school employees including (but not limited to) high school counselors, teachers, and principals of the school are eligible to apply.
It is a blended program-with four residential weeks (in-person) with full-day programming, one per quarter at a university in India, and three online series (each comprising fifteen sessions), two sessions a week between 4:30 pm-6 pm IST in between the residential weeks. Currently, due to the COVID-19 situation, the residential weeks are also being conducted virtually. However, once the situation improves, these weeks will be conducted in person.
In view of the rising interest from participants across different world regions as well as the evolving situation with Covid-19, we are adopting a hybrid approach to our residential weeks. Therefore, participants will have the option to attend the residential week either in-person at a host university within India or attend virtually through a live stream from their respective regions/locations. This will be determined on a case-to-case and need basis.
Accommodation and meals during the residential weeks are taken care of by the host universities. The travel cost is to be borne by the applicant or the school.
For the residential week, the host universities provide on-campus accommodation to the cohort. In some cases, they may arrange for hotel accommodation on a twin-sharing basis.
Yes, it is. Peer learning, interaction, and community building is core part of the program.
You will receive a certificate from the IC3 Institute, upon successfully meeting the graduation requirements.
The program is offered at no cost to high school employees. The IC3 Institute is a non-profit organization and we are committed to diversity, inclusion, access, and above all service. Our mission is to bring counseling to every school.
Through the year there will be four residential weeks, wherein the programming will be from 9 am-6 pm IST on a university campus, in-person. The three online series comprising fifteen virtual sessions each, in between the residential weeks will be 90-120min per session (usually between 4:30 pm -6 pm IST), twice a week, online.
You will be required to inform us and a decision will be made on a case-to-case basis.
Application has to be submitted online through the application link on this page.
The IC3 Institute Flagship Program includes a combination of assessments (objectively graded quizzes) which help to recall important information needed when counseling students, and assignments - these are practical / application-oriented projects which help us implement techniques we learn, with our students, other teachers, and school leadership. Some examples include linking school subjects to careers, mindful self-reflection, and more.
All aspects of the program are designed to enhance your knowledge, skills, and core competencies as a career counselor. Each assessment and assignment is designed to contribute towards one aspect of the counseling practice in the school, i.e. ongoing professional development, curriculum, resources, process management, etc. The end of the program project includes a holistic plan for the counseling practice.
The teachers who participate in the IC3 Institute are key to advancing the mission of the IC3 Movement. As a part of the IC3 Movement, you can spread awareness about the importance of career and college counseling in schools in and around your region. Your school can be a host for the IC3 Regional Forums, through which you will get an opportunity to interact with faculty and counselors from across the globe and also generate awareness toward college and career counseling in your region. You can participate actively in the Annual IC3 Conference, and inspire more counselors to join the IC3 Institute and to become thought leaders in career counseling in your region. We also encourage our graduates to join the IC3 Institute as faculty. You will need to fill out the application form to volunteer as IC3 Institute faculty, and receive necessary permission from your school.