Global Career Catalyst: A 5-Star Teacher Development Course

A study by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has highlighted that India has the highest demographic dividend in the world of over 356 million people between the age groups of 15-59 years.

Now that leaves us with HUGE scope to harness growth!

But, is India ready for this when:

  • Our students are confused about career options?
  • Teachers are not well-equipped to clear students’ doubts? and
  • Teachers are unaware of career options that lie ahead?

To address these concerns in the building blocks of our future, UCLA Extension has come up with a well-thought online learning program that seeks to bring out the best in teachers.

UCLA Extension: The Pioneer in Teacher Development

Setup in 1917, the UCLA Extension offers over a 100 certificate and specialization courses which enables one to upgrade their skills to either switch or upgrade his or her career. For more than 100 years, the UCLA extension has transformed the education sector with its high-quality continuous and professional courses. It caters to a wide range of learners including-

To address the critical need for Teacher Development, UCLA partnered with Univariety to offer a career advancement program that is the Global Career Catalyst.

Global Career Catalyst: India’s FIRST International Teacher Development Certification

UCLA Extension's Global Career Catalyst CertificationThe Global Career Catalyst(GCC) is a one-of-a-kind International Certification Program that seeks to address the continuous professional development of teachers. It is Asia’s first career counselling certification in association with UCLA extension which is one of the Top 20 Universities of the world. GCC makes a mark with its case study based approach where teachers are trained by experts through digital and physical interventions. Teachers learn counselling techniques that are not only India-focussed but also prevalent across the globe. A trained teacher is better equipped to answer student queries & provide Career guidance and Career counselling. Choosing a top international certification course will give teachers a holistic view and aid in their career and professional development as well.

The globally renowned course has certified over 3,000+ teachers and has achieved a customer delight rating of over 90%.

Some of the leading Schools across the country that have recognized the importance of teacher training include:

Some of India’s top schools have the UCLA-GCC advantage


To become a part of GCC league of Progressive Schools!

How does the GCC-UCLA program benefits schools?

Globally aware teachers

Teachers, usually, are specialized in a specific domain and may be unaware of the multitude of options that students can pursue. Through GCC, teachers develop an idea about the various career options from other streams and provide holistic guidance. A well aware teacher guides and strokes students to the best of their abilities.

School Learning environment

Teachers impact students in their most formative age. They are aware of the student’s weaknesses and strengths. This makes them better equipped to guide parents and students in a better manner. School teachers are influential catalysts who help the students in making the right career choices.

Productive classroom engagement

Effective teacher training will also contribute to a lively classroom atmosphere and result-oriented discussions. This will increase engagement and drive students to fuel their passion as careers. Incorporation of career-related discussions becomes seamless and decision making becomes easier.

UCLA Certified school- Branding Advantage

School gains a branding advantage as it gets certified by a Top Ivy University. UCLA Extension online courses are well-recognized and serve as a benchmark to prospective students and parents.

Promotion Edge

The schools with a GCC-UCLA certification receive a special feature on the Global Career Catalyst blog. This showcases its best practices as a progressive school taking steps to further teacher training.




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Why Teacher Training is [Critical] for your school

As per a survey by Business World, 98% of the top global universities believe that career guidance at the school level will prepare students for colleges, as per a survey by Business World magazine. But how many school students receive any form of career guidance- a meagre 8%.

These facts expose the ground reality surrounding the school education system in India. The vitality of career counselling cannot be undermined.

So how can this burning issue be resolved?

Through the introduction of cutting edge teacher development initiatives.


Teacher Training: The Need of the Hour for a Better Tomorrow

For students to receive counselling, it is important for teachers to be in a position where they can:UCLA Extension's Global Career Catalyst Certification

  • Make students aware of the plethora of options they face
  • Guide students on possible options after school
  • Empower them to take a different or bold path
  • Counsel them when they face issues or crisis

Keeping this vital aspect of education in mind, UCLA Extension, one of the most prestigious global universities in the world has envisioned the Global Career Catalyst (GCC). It is Asia’s first certification that bases itself on a blended learning approach. It is a professional development program that allows teachers to receive guidance, learn in-trend techniques, and improve themselves with career counselling practices from India and across the world. This gives it a global dimension and helps in professional development for teachers as well. With more than 3000 certified teachers from the top schools across the country, GCC is the program you can use to leverage a better connect with students. It also aids in their professional development and over 90% of the teachers vouch for it.

Leading Indian Schools believe in the POWER of Global Career Catalyst




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Global Career Catalyst ( GCC): Revolutionizing Teacher Training

The Global Career Catalyst certification has enabled the professional growth of teachers and enables them to:

  • Conduct more productive parent-teacher interactions,
  • Be sensitized to the upcoming trends and best practices in career guidance,
  • Promote stronger engagement around careers in the classroom, and
  • Improve the student placement records to better colleges.

Through the Global Career Catalyst certification, all the stakeholders: school, teachers, and students are impacted in a way like never before. Top performing schools have realized the importance of such efforts and utilized the services for a better environment. We have Ms. Sangeetha Nag, Principal of Pathways School, Gurgaon sharing her view on how the Global Career Catalyst transformed her school.



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Global Career Catalyst: India’s FIRST Teacher Training Program

Did you know that just 8% students attribute to having received any form of guidance at school? 


There’s more! Almost 86% of high school students are concerned about their higher education. This, in itself, is a pre-cursor to the dire need of having trained school teachers on campus to guide the future of the country- the students. This sentiment has been echoed by the recent manifestos released by political parties, where in professional development for teachers is a hot topic. Keeping in mind the need of the hour, UCLA Extension, one of the leading Global Universities in the world has come up with Global Career Catalyst (GCC), a one-of-a-kind teacher development program with an international recognition.


Global Career Catalyst: Every Teacher’s NEED

UCLA Extension's Global Career Catalyst CertificationGCC is Asia’s first career counseling certification in partnership with UCLA Extension, which is one of the Top 20 Universities in the world. GCC is based on a blended learning approach wherein teachers receive guidance by experts through online and physical interventions. Your teachers get to learn about the in-trend techniques in counselling that are prevalent not only in India but also across the globe, giving this program a Global Perspective. With over 3,000 certified teachers from over 100 schools across the country, GCC program is THE program for your teachers! It has a stellar performance with over a 90% customer delight making it one of the most sought-after teacher training programs in the country.

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How GCC is a Value ADDITION for your School

The Global Career Catalyst program is the experiential program that your school teachers need for their professional development and in turn impacts your students’ success.

  • More productive Parent-Teacher interactions: 

    GCC revitalizes Parent – Teacher association and the focus will be more on the student’s long-term career plan, and not just marks. Post GCC, teachers will serve as first level career counsellors and will be better able to address parental pressures on the children. Through a GCC certified teacher’s intervention, an engineer parent might realize that his/her daughter’s interest might not be into Science but more into Design or other fields. So from an early age, parents would prepare children for a career where the latter aspires to be, thus ensuring that children put their BEST foot forward.


  • Globally aware teachers:
    Assam Valley School
    GCC Teachers being recognized  at Assam Valley School, Tezpur

    Teachers usually possess a specialization in a specific domain say Science, History or Mathematics and are thus not sensitized to career guidance. They might not be aware of careers arising out of a student’s desired area of interest. For example, a computer science student having interest in economics could be guided to a potential career in economics through her Mathematics teacher! History would no longer be associated with just archaeology but could also trigger an interest in architecture. Through GCC, teachers gain insights on the different careers options arising out of other subject streams and are able provide holistic guidance to them.


  • Regular Guidance: 

    Teachers are guided on the latest trends and techniques in career guidance not just during the duration of the course but also beyond it! With Global Career Catalyst your teachers gain access to: 


  • Additional Benefits:

    With GCC, your school receives much more than any other teacher development program in the country. Some of these benefits include:


    Global Career Catalyst certification from UCLA Extension and Univariety
    • Certification from UCLA Extension: Your school and your teachers get certified from one of the leading Universities in the world, making your school stand out from the crowd!
    • Marketing Edge: Your school receives a special feature on the Global Career Catalyst Blog for taking up this course and showcasing one of the best practices that makes up a progressive school stand tall. Also, it receives a dedicated promotion on Univariety’s social media pages!
      Feature on the Global Career Catalyst Blog | Feature on Univariety’s Social Media handles
      Customized Case Studies on Assam Valley School, Tezpur and Calcutta International School, Kolkata
      • Customized Admissions Collateral: Who said that only infrastructure gets newer prospects to convert? Your teachers are your BIGGEST resource and with a dedicated admission’s document, your school can showcase the professional development undertaken by your teachers to prospective parents!




With Global Career Catalyst, your school’s teachers become influential catalysts who will not only promote your school’s learning environment but also ensure that your students are placed in leading colleges across the world!



To improve your School’s College Placement Records

Calcutta International School: Leader in Career Guidance

Some of the School's RecognitionsCalcutta International School (CIS) is a reputed international school located in Kolkata. It was established in 1953 by Ms Barth for catering to the education needs of children of the British expat community. However, over the years, the school has transformed into a leading educational institution, known for its academic rigour and extracurricular.  The school is driven by the mission to impart comprehensive, student-centric education which is compatible with international standards. In an effort to further this mission, the school has implemented some world-class techniques in teacher development and student guidance.



Dr. Munmun Nath: Educator Extraordinaire

Dr. Munmun NathDr. Nath has been a progressive educator with almost three decades of experience as an educator. She has been driven by her desire to make CIS as one of the leading IB schools in the country. “I believe that the role of a teacher has been evolving from a subject matter expert to a counsellor and now that of a mentor’s. We at CIS, ensure that our teachers are enabled to guide students from over 17 nationalities with the best career guidance resources.” She has brought in UCLA Extension’s Global Career Catalyst (GCC), as a trusted partner for training its teachers on the latest career counselling techniques and trends.



The GCC Edge


School’s Objective: To bridge academic and career guidance on campus.

Solution: Incorporating the GCC program from UCLA Extension on campus.

The GCC Edge


The GCC program has been able to add value to the already robust career guidance system present on campus. Through this solution, the school has been able to access the latest information pertaining to career counselling in a single place. It has derived merit from its widespread usage by coordinators and subject teachers alike who have taken up this course as an extensive skill development activity and have introduced it in their classrooms through active career discussions.



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Is your school career focused?

Most schools across the country have career counsellors, university visits or even an annual talk by an external counsellor but are these measures enough to guarantee that your school has a career focus? There’s more than meets the eye!

We have taken this opportunity to come up with a simple step which your school can implement to ensure real success in its career guidance program.


Implementation 2.0

As a school representative, you should ask yourself the following 3 questions in order to assess your success in implementing a career guidance program and ensuring its fruitful completion:


  • Is your school implementing some new program or platform on campus?
  • How crucial is its success?
  • How will it impact your students?


If the answer is a YES to even two of the above questions, then you need to ensure that you are following 2 critical steps to ensure your program’s success:

  • Have more teachers involved in the implementation phase
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    Have more teachers involved in the implementation phase: Usually when a career guidance program is implemented, say an alumni guidance program, there is just a single coordinator who handles it. She is responsible for driving the program, coordinating between different teams and teachers, onboarding of students, managing timelines, reporting and analysis, ensuring that the program is a success and that a follow up is conducted. Imagine so much work and just one single coordinator to manage all of it.

One should not forget that the coordinator or the counsellor has a number of other duties to fulfil in addition to program implementation. This could include counselling students, managing other programs directly or indirectly, reporting and so on.


  • Dynamic Subject and Career Connect
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    Dynamic Subject and Career Connect: While a learning program is being implemented, it will not necessarily just have a counselling approach to it. The need to involve subject teachers stems from the fact that a coordinator might just be able to reach out to the students in a one-way manner.


With subject teachers integrated into the mix, the program takes on a dynamic implementation phase. As the subject teachers interact with the child on a day-to-day basis, know of his strengths and weaknesses better, their guidance would supplement the counsellor’s intervention.  


As per Ms. Ann George, Business Head of Global Career Catalyst, UCLA Extension, “Schools’ across the country have counsellors on campus but that does not ensure having a career focussed approach. By enabling teachers and counsellors through specialized certification programs they can actually bring about a real change in students’ lives.”


Here’s what Top School Heads have to say about Global Career Catalyst as a valuable addition to their schools:


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