The growing complexity of making career choices in an environment of increasing uncertainty and competition has made access to proper career counselling and college admissions guidance to school children a need of the hour. The International Career & College Counselling (IC3) Conference brings together school leaders, college counsellors, teachers, and university representatives from around the world for a collaborative dialogue on issues that drive sustainable and inclusive counselling practices focused on student success.

For the second consecutive year, Gateway College hosted the Sri Lanka leg of the International Career & College Counselling (IC3) Regional Forum on 6 March 2019 paving the way for learning and new knowledge creation along with networking where counsellors, teachers, and principals from the region to interact with universities from across the globe. With the presence of over 60 participants, the regional forum provided the platform for critical professional development opportunities for participants through exchange of ideas driving the latest global trends in the field of higher education and career counselling.

Dr. Harsha Alles, Chairman Gateway Group of Schools, addressing the gathering emphasised the importance of strategic and innovative collaborations between schools and universities to fill the educational gap between high schools and universities to facilitate successful career choice decisions among the young generation.

The key note speaker of the event was Honourable Robert Borbidge AO, the Chairman of Study Gold Coast Australia, a collaborative venture between the region’s major universities and education providers.

Dr. Zoe Morris, from Monash University Australia, shared her insights on building a career counselling toolbox for adolescents. Sessions on ‘Medicine, Pre-Med and other Medical Majors’, ‘Writing effective letters of recommendation’ and the panel discussion on ‘Navigating a multitude of choices-career wise and geographically’ were among the other highlights of the one-day program.

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