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CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 for Principals, Teachers & Students

CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 Program: Central Board of Secondary Education (Most Popular Education Board) to recognize the importance of skills as well as to create awareness on skilling, has organized Skill Expo cum Awareness Workshops on Skill Courses for principals and teachers of CBSE affiliated schools in 2022 at Panipat (Haryana), Agra and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).

Further, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) in association with Lifeology Foundation organized the National Guidance Festival in digital mode in the month of September 2022 for classes 8 to 12 students and parents to educate them on future careers, skills to excel, and “which Choose career path and how to reach the destination”.The event successfully met its objectives of creating student awareness about various career paths.

Also, New Education Policy 2020 has emphasized the importance of scientific guidance for children in schools. The real question is ‘How to decide what to become in the future’ This decision becomes difficult and complex in the present scenario where many changes are taking place in the career world which shows the role of a scientific career and skill guidance in school.

In this context, the CBSE board intends to integrate both these events such as CBSE Skill Expo and National Guidance Festival into Skill Expo and Guidance Festival – 2023 to organize regional events covering all regions of the Board, thereby encouraging national-level events can be organized for the purpose of to foster creativity, innovation, and peer learning of students, teachers and principals alike.

Benefits of Participation in CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 Event

Inspiring Dreams: Inspire young minds (School students/children) to dream big by showcasing success stories and role models from various fields, inspiring them to strive for their skill development and aspirations.

Finding Pathways: Help students of classes 8 to 12 discover a wide range of skills and career paths available to them, thereby empowering them to make informed choices about their future.

Industry Insight: Provide insight into current industry trends and emerging sectors, thereby helping all school students align their skill development and educational options with the demands of the job market.

Job-Ready Skills: Orient all school students about job-ready skills of the future such as AI (Artificial Intelligence), Robotics, Data Science, Genomics, etc. Give the students the right feel of the areas and guide them in decision-making.

21st Century Skills: To expose all school aspirants to the need for essential skills such as communication, critical thinking, and adaptability, preparing them for the ever-evolving job market.

Guidance and Counselling: Provide expert guidance, advice, best suggestion,s and group counseling sessions to help students understand their strengths, interests, skill development, and potential career options.

Parental Involvement: Involve parents in the skill development and career planning process to create a supportive environment for their child at home, thereby facilitating better decision-making by students.

Holistic Profile: Orienting the participants of this event to focus not only on academic excellence but also on skill development, and overall personal development, emphasizing the importance of all-round development for a successful career.

CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 Theme & Sub-Theme

Local to Global

Future Tech

Health and Wellness

Hospitality & Tourism

Sustainability & Environmental Conservation

AVGC Sector (Animation, visual effects, Gaming, Comics)
Sub-themes shall be
intimated in due course of
time through separate

CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 Guidelines

All schools desirous of participating need to register using the link that will be provided separately (as per schedule) along with the timeline for the Skill Expo in the notification.

Eligibility for participation: The school students may participate in any of the 02- categories:

Category IClasses 6 to 10 students,
Category II Classes 11 to 12 students.

A School Team will be represented by:

  • a) 1 teacher & 2 students per skill
  • b) one mentor Skill teacher
  • c) The skill expo will be organized at Two levels- i) Regional ii) National

A minimum of one and a maximum of three skills can be displayed from a school. A school can register a minimum of two teams.

The names of the students and the guiding (or mentor) teacher once registered cannot be changed at any stage of the exhibition.

The school team participating in this event at the regional and national levels should remain the same.

Theme/Sub-theme once selected by the school team cannot be changed. Similarly, the chosen skill by the school team cannot be changed.

The project/exhibition to be displayed can be the process used to make an item/product and the application of entrepreneurship.

Care should be taken to use eco-friendly innovative materials in the preparation of exhibits.

The teams will have to submit the details (title, description, list of materials used, images, videos) of their respective projects within the stipulated time limit (as mentioned in the respective notification).

Screening of entries in this event will be done before Regional/National level exhibitions.

Schools can either create and display a skill on their own or they can also involve experts in the particular field.

The Skill Expo will be assessed by a team of experts as per the following criteria:

Creativity and imagination20%
Originality and innovativeness15%
Scientific thought/principle/approach15%
Technical skills, workmanship, craftsmanship, etc.15%
Entrepreneurship, scalability and utility for society in future15%
Economics (low cost), portability, and durability10%
Presentation – effectiveness of display and relevant

CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 Schedule

Tentatives DateDuration of EventProposed CityConcerned Regional Office of the Board
13 September 2023
1 DayNew DelhiDelhi East, Delhi West, Noida
20 September 2023
1 DayDehradunDehradun, Chandigarh, Panchkula
27 September 2023
1 DayGuwahatiBhubaneshwar, Guwahati
5 October 2023
1 DaySuratAjmer, Bhopal
11 October 2023
1 DayBangaloreBangalore, Pune
17 October 2023
1 DayChennaiChennai, Vijaywada
1 November 2023
1 DayVaranasiPrayagraj, Patna
14 November 2023
1 DayTrivandrumTrivandrum
15 November 2023
1 DayTrivandrumNational Event

CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 Important Points

  • The schools coming under the concerned Regional Office of the Board will be eligible to participate in the respective event.
  • These CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 programs are for students, principals, and teachers of CBSE-affiliated schools. The participating schools/teams of this event will bear all the expenses related to participation in the event including accommodation/boarding in the exhibition venue city.
  • Selected best entries of this program will be awarded certificates at the regional/national level.
  • There is no registration fee for these CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023.
  • Shortlisted projects will be informed through e-mail.
  • The best performances (number may increase or decrease depending on the quality of the performance) selected in each regional-level exhibition will be eligible to participate in the national-level exhibition.
  • The decision of the committee members/experts of this event for the screening of entries will be considered final.

The venue of the CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 program will be notified region-wise in due course of time. Notification in this regard will be displayed in time from the event date.

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Accordingly, all the schools affiliated with CBSE are requested to motivate and guide the students for maximum participation in the CBSE Skill Expo and Guidance Festival 2023 event whenever the registration for individual events opens.

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My Name is Mukesh Kumar. I am a Teacher, Blogger, Educational Content Writer, and Founder of CBSE Digital Education.

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