Vocational training

Vocational training can start in schools

The government is set to launch a pilot project in schools, with vocational training as part of the curriculum from year six. The Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship has set up a commission to finalize the framework for integrating vocational training into school education as part of the National Education Policy 2020.

The committee, made up of representatives from the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, the Ministry of Education and state governments, will formulate guidelines for the pilot project.

He will be responsible for defining course content, assessment criteria, certifications and performance indicators to monitor the pilot project and ensure capacity building for teachers and trainers, a senior government official told ET.

“India currently has very low vocational education rates compared to the world. Hence the urgency of accelerating the spread of vocational training in India,” said the official, who did not wish to be identified. The move will also complement the government’s ongoing efforts to train millions of young people who enter the job market every year, the official said.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has been given the dual portfolio of education and skills to speed up the process of mainstreaming vocational training into school education.

As per the plan, livelihood awareness will be generated among students from grade six, while the four-year period from grades 9 to 12 will be used to develop a considerable degree of expertise among students. in the vocation of their choice.