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.

Top international schools in india

Some of our Partner Schools



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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

Revolutionizing Indian Education: The Sunbeam Group


The Sunbeam Group has been associated with the word ‘progressive’ for the past five decades. Founded in 1972 by Dr Amrit Lal ‘Ishrat’ Madhok and Mrs Deesh ‘Ishrat’ Madhok, the school has come a long way from its humble beginning in a small rented apartment in the then small town of Varanasi.

Till date, the school group persistently follows its vision to provide a conducive environment for the holistic growth of its students, providing the same opportunities as a student in any other bigger city.


What makes Sunbeam different?

Sunbeam group has been focused on providing continuous career guidance for its students. It realizes the need to create an environment for teachers to develop future leaders. In order to strengthen this mission, they have incorporated the Global Career Catalyst (GCC) as one of the components of its teacher training programs.

The school group makes use of a 3 step process to develop its students:


1. Interactive Classrooms:

A Global Career Catalyst certified Principal, Ms Gurmeet Kaur of the Sunbeam group, was able to effectively guide her students on matters such as:

a) Ice Breaker: For her Grade 8 interaction, Ms. Gurmeet was able to guide students on Careers that incorporate Writing, by including diary entries in her discussion. She was able to guide them on profile building steps that span across Grades 8 to 12 through participation in debates, public speaking and Ted Talks.

b) Subject Selection: For Grade 11, she guided her students on different subject selection combinations as she was better aware about the possible career opportunities. For example, when Riya wanted to take up Biology and Psychology, Ms. Gurmeet was able to correlate the two subjects and suggest a possible career path.

Sunbeam Group believes in leading by example and thus, school principals across campuses are undertaking similar initiatives for student development.


2. Career Planning across grades

a) Grades 8 and 9: Students are sensitized through tests and discussions about their likes and dislikes. In Grade 8, a more generic introduction is planned out, and later it gets more specific as subjects diversify in Grade 9.

b) Grades 10-12: In-depth psychometric assessments are conducted to understand a student’s career choices.


3. Monitoring Students

a) Progress Tracker: Through bi-annual Teacher interactions, each and every student’s progress is monitored and an in-depth analysis is done in case of any deviations.

b) Collective Decision making: Discussions are conducted among class teachers, subject teachers and an Academic Head to understand a student’s behaviour, habits and performance.

c) Everyday connect: On a case-by-case basis, activities for teacher and student interactions are planned out. For example, when a student feels homesick, the required teacher intervention is carried out to make the student ease into the setting and feel comfortable.


Sunbeam Group’s GCC certified teachers and principals


Through this 3 step process, the Sunbeam group has been able to make a mark in the Indian education space and will continue to shine as a bright star for years to come.


If You would like to implement similar processes in Your School reach out to our expert Mary Joseph




A Progressive Educator of Rural India


Sant Nandlal Smriti Vidya Mandir

Almost half of India’s population resides in rural areas, holding the real potential for a transformation. We usually imagine a transformation to be associated with infrastructural development, but it is education that holds the key to make a real societal change. Very few individuals actually realize this potential and are able to bring about a meaningful impact for the society.


Today we focus the spotlight on one such visionary educator who transformed his school’s approach towards education through his persistent efforts. Mr Sanjay Kumar Mallick, Principal of Sant Nandlal Smriti Vidya Mandir, Ghatsila has been the brain behind making his school’s presence known among the best in the country. Not only has the school excelled in academics but has also made its name known in national events, despite belonging to an otherwise “not so developed” area.


Mr Sanjay Kumar Mallick

Principal, Sant Nandlal Smriti Vidya Mandir, Ghatsila


What were the Challenges he Faced?

Not many people would have heard of the name Ghatsila, which happens to be a small town in rural Jharkhand. The 3 major obstacles which Mr Mallick faced while addressing students and their parents were:

  • Low levels of awareness
  • Minimal resources to guide students
  • Relatively lower income levels

There were also fewer avenues for students to participate in extra-curricular events and competitive examinations. But just like there is a unique problem in every situation, visionaries like him find unique solutions to those very same problems.


A Season of Change

Mr Mallick believes that each student has a distinct personality and learning ability, and thus they need personalized attention to ensure their success. His motto has been to offer equal chances to every student irrespective of their background. He believes that each student needs to be guided in a customized manner to make him or her academically, socially and morally responsible.

In order to promote this vision, he undertook a pilot project aptly named

Mission Guidance

  • Mallick wanted students to get interested in taking part in examinations like IIT JEE, Medical Entrance, NIFT entrance, NDA, Olympiads as well as extracurricular activities.
  • Parents were made a part of this Mission Guidance to ensure that they believe in the system and see their wards’ real potential. This was followed up with regular interventions being conducted during the morning assembly by the principal and in the classrooms by the teachers to motivate students to excel.
  • Mallick got a group of his school teachers, including himself, trained under UCLA Extension’s Global Career Catalyst (GCC) Program to make them aware of the latest trends and techniques in career guidance, and gain knowledge on subject choices, profile building, career planning and much more.


Sant Nand Lal

GCC Participants with Mr Sanjay Kumar Mallick (centre)


Recognitions Galore

Mr  Mallick’s carefully executed pilot project-Mission Guidance bore fruit when his students began to believe in themselves and make their name known in prestigious events across the nation.


  • Student Engagement:
    • Participation levels in extra-curricular activities (ECAs) increased by 145% over a span of just 2 years!
    • Winning rate increased by 151% from 2015-2017, with students emerging as winners across state and national events.


  • National Recognitions:
    • AIR-2 in Math quiz organized by
    • Ranked among the Top 10 CBSE schools of Jharkhand
    • Ranked 164 in India School Ranking award by Education World
    • International School Award by British Council


Mr Sanjay Kumar Mallick receiving the Rashtriya Shikshak Samman from Mr Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala,  Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare  by Avantika, New Delhi


When passion meets guidance, a lot can be achieved, as showcased by Mr Mallick who was able to follow this and bring in a positive change in his school’s learning environment, eventually resulting in success.




To know how you can implement such guided interventions in your school