IB plans to expand Career-related Programmes; aims to establish 100 new CP schools in next five years

The International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate (IB) has recently witnessed an elevation in the adoption of Career-related Programme (CP) globally. In India, approximately 26 schools are now officially authorised to offer the CP which spans cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad and many others. IB’s Career-related Programme turned out to be the popular programme during the recently concluded School Leaders Summit, IBCP Confluence 2023.

The IBCP Confluence organised by the World Academy of Career Programmes (WACP) and the International Baccalaureate concluded successfully in New Delhi. The conference was attended by 200 school leaders, industry experts and educators. The attendees shared their insights on ‘ how this new-age curriculum is changing the paradigm of education by inculcating future-readiness in students.

CP programme is an internationally recognized framework that incorporates the IB into a unique programme to address the needs of students in career-related endeavours. In the last two years, schools witnessed more than 300 percentage of growth by introducing IB curriculum in schools. They are also aiming to expand 100 new CP schools in the coming five years. As per the reports, 8000 IB programmes are being offered in over 5700 schools in 159 countries.

Haif Bannayan, Global Director of Business Development, IB shared his thoughts and said, “The IB has been operating in India since 1976 with over 378 IB programmes across more than 220 schools. It has successfully launched several prominent programmes in schools across major cities in India, including Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, and many others. Our collaboration with WACP provides an opportunity for schools to gain deeper insights into the unique CP qualification and how its curriculum can empower both students and teachers to better prepare for the evolving demands of the future workforce.”

Dr. Balkishan Sharma, Founder – of WACP shared that “We aim to equip the students with a strong foundation in diverse career paths accessible immediately after grade 10, including Sports Management, Artificial Intelligence, Business Administration, Data Science & Business Analytics, Nutrition and dietetics, Event Management, and others. Our mission is to empower schools and equip students for the dynamic workforce of the future, as demonstrated by the programme’s expanding footprint. The IBCP programme resonates with the New Education Policy’s (NEP) 2020 vision of fostering holistic, inquiry-based, and multidisciplinary education, emphasising career readiness and skill development from early stages.”

CP has already been launched in schools in cities like Pune, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, and other major cities. The CP is an amalgamation of academic study and career-related skills that opens the opportunity for successful life. The globally renowned educational framework strengthens educators and prepares class 11 & 12 students to launch into a career of their choice to excel in further study.

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