LaunchPad is a Career Guidance and Employability Skill Development Program initiated by the Department of Youth Resources and Sports, Govt. of Nagaland in partnership with YouthNet and supported by the Department of School Education, Govt. of Nagaland. It was launched on 18th August 2020 at YouthNet Head Office Kohima. LaunchPad is a self-paced online training program for the 12 standard students of all 44 Government Higher Secondary Schools across all the 16 Districts of Nagaland.
The modules have been specially created to help the students effectively utilize their time in developing their soft skills, motivate them to pursue higher education, encourage them to explore avenues beyond traditional jobs and plan their career based on their abilities and interests. This program also acts as a breakthrough in fighting unemployment amongst the youth in Nagaland.
Lack of proper guidance at an early stage is one of the leading causes of youth unemployment in Nagaland. Our students need career guidance so that they can stay motivated to pursue higher education, explore avenues beyond traditional jobs and plan their careers based on their abilities and interests
Higher Secondary Education is one of the most important crossroads students need to cross. The decisions they make at this stage most often stay with them and the actions are taken will dictate the quality of their lives in the future. Launchpad is created with the vision “Empower to Discover” to spread awareness and empower the students to discover their path. The path could either lead to higher education or skill development courses that prepare the students to be employable individuals in the future.
Nagaland has the highest unemployment rate among the states and union territories (UTs) in India, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India.
(Source: Periodic Labor Force Survey for 2019-2020 via Ministry of Labor & Employment).
Report on Online Career Guidance Survey Conducted from 44 Government Higher Secondary School Across 16 Districts in Nagaland (2020-2021)
84% of the students agree that their parents have a strong influence on their long-term career aims
69.3% of the students want to pursue higher education in Nagaland itself
79.2% of the students want to pursue higher education after their 12th standard
LaunchPad Online Course: Fun in Learning
LaunchPad Online Course
Learn Anytime, Anywhere!
A short video guide on how to navigate through the LaunchPad website
Some of the few features available on LaunchPad E-Learning
- Play and download videos
- Download .doc, PDF or other educational resources
- Track download counter of study materials
- Mobile Responsive Website
- FAQ Tab
- Discussion Forum
- Receive & submit assignments
LaunchPad District Tour
Empower to Discover!
LaunchPad facilitators travels across all the Districts of Nagaland to visit all the 44 Government Higher Secondary Schools. Click below to view all the Government Higher Secondary Schools in Nagaland.
Smart Phone Winners
Mayangnokcha Govt. Higher
Ethel A Konyak
Tizit Govt. Higher Secondary School
Leyang B N Shiu
Tuensang Govt. Higher Secondary School
1. Ayimwati is pursuing his Degree from Kohima Science College, Jotsoma
2. Ethel A Konyak is pursuing her Degree from Kohima College
3. Leyang B N Shiu decided to take a year gap and continue his Degree from 2022 onwards
Jotsoma, Govt. Higher
Dimapur, Govt. Higher
1. Nithosano Nagi is pursuing her Degree from Kohima Science College, Jotsoma
2. Dina Rai is pursuing her Degree from Kohima Science College
LaunchPad Scholarship Recipients
Higher Secondary School
Mon D Govt.
Higher Secondary School
Bautung Govt. Higher
Secondary School, Longleng
Noklak Govt. Higher
1. Tsarobi Sangtam is pursuing his Degree from Zisaji Presidency College, Kiphire
2. Rosy Konyak is pursuing her Degree from Dimapur Government College
3. T Chijava is pursuing his Degree from Yingli College, Longleng
4. Numrangle Newmei is pursuing her Degree from Hindi College, Dimapur
5. Muthiam P is pursuing her Degree from Capital College, Kohima
Best Teacher Award
Bautung Govt. Higher Secondary
Ms. Chubarenla Imsong won the Best Teacher-In-charge under LaunchPad Program. She coordinated rigorously with the LaunchPad Team ensuring that her students were getting all the attention and help required to complete the course. She expressed her gratitude to be part of this program and look forward to many more.
Best School Award
Tizit Government Higher Secondary School, Mon
The Best School Award went to Tizit Government Higher Secondary School, Mon. A Big Shout Out to all the Students, Teacher-In-Charge and Faculties who supported the students thoughout their LaunchPad journey. 79% of the students completed the online course, which was the highest amongst all the other Government Higher Secondary Schools in Nagaland.
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