Vocational courses at school level

Source: Times of India via India Newswatch

The Haryana government is set to launch a project, under which students at the school level would be trained in vocational courses.

The project, to be run under National Vocational Education and Qualification Framework, would be inaugurated by union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal and chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Gurgaon on Monday.

Eight districts of the state have been selected for the project and five schools in each district are going to come under it. The districts where the project to be launched are Jhajjar, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rohtak, Ambala, Palwal, Mewat and Yamunanagar. The project includes four vocational courses like IT, Retail, Security and Automobile along with basic education and the students could avail of the employment opportunities to their maximum after doing these courses at school level, it added.

TCS Insights: The Haryana government has begun to implement the National Vocational Education and Qualification Framework (NVEQF) in schools. The implementation will enable students to choose vocational education at the school level which was not possible earlier in the current education system. This is one of the many steps taken by the Indian government to meet the target of training creating a 500 million strong skilled labour force by 2020. Canadian institutions may wish to explore the possibility of collaboration with these schools.