Shravan Shetty, The Career Coach "Making India Career Aware " !
There are more than 365 career options available today and to choose which option is best for us, we need career guidance for that. So, here comes the challenge for young people to decide which career and how to take the next steps .
Surveys reveal that the average Indian Child is aware of only 7 career options
When it comes to careers , people take the road often travelled or less travelled.
The privileged youth are able to succeed. Even they lose direction. they need career counseling.
Only a small number of individuals who are underprivileged are able to make their dreams and wishes come true!
The middle class find their way through the help of teachers, family and friends.
Shravan Shetty was all set to follow in the footsteps of his father,
A eminent Dentist and Academician in Mangalore.
Shravan however flunked in his pre - University course in the first year.
His parents sent him to a smaller town to repeat his Pre - University year.
Repeated failures made him reconsider his blind career choice.
He considered Law as well as psychology as education/ career pathways.
He did not get support to pursue either as he did not know enough about these careers to convince his Parents.
His early experiences with failure led him to read books by Swami Vivekananda as well as books by Dale Carnegie, Dr Wayne Dyer and Napoleon Hill and other Authors in the same genre.
A few Lessons ;
- Make others in your company feel like Giants. Be more interested in them and getting to know them.
- Success is constancy to Purpose
- Focus on pulling your own strings
- Work on your strengths and leverage them with focus
His career decision led him to complete his Bachelors in Business Management & Subsequently a MBA.
His career journey helped him understand that young people in schools and colleges dont have access to career awareness information.
His awareness came from visiting schools and colleges across different geographies an d interacting with students across different socio-economic backgrounds.
His experience working on campus projects in south India in small towns and villages encouraged him to take a decision in 2010.
Shravan Shetty is a accredited International Certified Career Coach and Certified Career Analyst.
He decided he would make time every month and every year increasingly to make incremental contributions to "Making India Career Aware".
The intention is to provide career guidance and employability skills support for underprivileged young people in cities and rural India.
Over the past decade, he has contributed to innovative approaches in Career Guidance and employability skills project across Asia and the Middle East.
In 2021 , he was the lead career coach for a project that worked on career guidance, 21 st century skills and employability skills for three districts in Karnataka impacting young people across Pre - University, Polytechnic and University colleges.
He has impacted lakhs of young people through various career guidance and employability skills interventions he has contributed to.
In 2022 alone he has so far provided Face Face to Face career guidance to 2500 young people from low income families, Government Schools and colleges. The programs are done without charging the students any money.
He works with young people through NGO's , government schools and colleges as well as low income institutions.
He has contributed pro bono to the UNDP Sach Honge Sapne project on youtube with curated Kannada and Hindi videos on career readiness skills. This platform alone has impacted lakhs of young people providing them with career readiness information
In November 2022,,He released 52 career videos on his youtube channel for students as well as for NGOs to access it and use . This project was initiated in October 2022. For the year ahead , Shravan Shetty is working with NGOs across India as well as directly with young people to curate and implement innovative career guidance best practices as a part of his " Make India Career Awareness Initiative.
He is NCDA, USA Accredited Certified Career Services Provider