Applications invited for empanelment of Skill Assessors in CBSE affiliated Schools

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EOI BUREAU
Port Blair
27 Aug 2018

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has invited online applications for empanelment of Skill Assessors for conducting Practical Assessment of students opting Skill courses in schools affiliated to the Board. In a notification issued recently, the Director (Skill Education & Training), CBSE instructed Heads of Education Departments/ KVS/NVS/CTSA to disseminate the information to all concerned schools under their jurisdiction. Interested Assessors/ Experts/ Teachers can fill in the online application form using the link:  https://goo.gl/forms/eVxpAFCVDsfqXjrA2 and submit it latest by 20th September 2018. A certified hard copy can be sent to the office of Sh. R. P. Singh, Joint Secretary (Skill Education), CBSE, Department of Skill Education, ‘Shiksha Sadan’, 17- Rouse Avenue, New Delhi – 110002. For any queries, one can send email to skillassessors.cbse@gmail.com.
To upgrade the skills and proficiency of the young generation and to provide them awareness to explore about various career options, the Central Board of Secondary Education offers 16 Skill Course at the Secondary level (NSQF L- 1 & 2) and 40 Skill Courses Skill courses being offered at Senior Secondary level (NSQF L- 3 & 4). The empanelled Skill Assessors will be responsible for demonstrating skills like Knowledge and understanding, Analytical thinking, Interpersonal skills, Self-awareness, Teamwork, Communication and IT literacy among others; assist in preparing the assessment environment and the candidates for assessment; adhere to the guidance and procedural framework laid down by the CBSE when carrying out and reporting on the outcomes of the assessment; maintain confidentiality of information at all times: while engaged in training and standardization, during and post the live assessment sessions; make professional judgments of students’ performance on the basis of observed demonstration of skills, application of knowledge & understanding and in line with the required standard of performance and manage the assessment session in such a way to avoid undue advantage/ disadvantage being given to students.
“Most of the skill courses are offered in collaboration with the professional organizations. With these skill courses, CBSE envisions to impart the procedural knowledge and skills to the students that will enable students to excel and emerge successful in real situation of both work and life. As per the policy of National Quality Assurance Framework (NQAF) of NSDA, the Board has decided to empanel the Certified Assessors amongst professionals having good knowledge and experience of how qualifications are taught and assessed, such as experienced teachers and trainers of School / Colleges / Universities, Senior examiners, Professionals from relevant associations and communities, Professionals in assessment and Professionals from industry involved in training and assessment,” says the notification. As per the eligibility criteria, applicants will have to compulsorily possess qualifications for Vocational teachers at Secondary and Senior Secondary level (as per CBSE) in the relevant discipline or in a suitably related area and should have minimum 3 years of experience in their professional fields, should have passed the training/RPL on the same qualification (same level) for which s/he is planning to conduct assessment. Evidence of continuing professional development in one’s own area of expertise, including, additional qualifications (both academic and professional), Membership of professional bodies, subject associations or equivalent, completed training on qualification designed for Assessors (preferably NSQF aligned Assessors Qualification), published articles, papers or other works in the relevant field, training / experience in assessment activities and practices will be an added benefit and completed/ undergone Training of Assessors (TOA) programme in relevant subjects will be desirable. Assessors/ Teachers/ experts can provide their current association with Training Center/ SSC/ School/ College.