Vocational Course Turns To Fourth Stream
The demand of skilled workforce is always occurred and now government also work to promote and reform the skills development and vocational courses are finally find their place in this way. Vocational courses provide the students a suitable path to job and career through their development of specialized knowledge and profitable skills. It provides importance mainly to the advancement of basic calculating skills, technical information and work-related information.
Vocational course turns to fourth stream as it has made an essential component of formal education. Over the years, the vocational training has established its significances as a crucial option to straight education. It encourages self-employment skills and gets ready students for employment in the organized and unorganized sectors of the economy. A large number of students are now turning to vocational education because main reason is the increased demand for trained and skilled professional in industries and manufacturing plants.
According to Mamta Banerjee, chief minister of Bengal, vocational course will be the fourth stream following some courses offered to student as humanities, science and commerce, that will be supported schools from 2013-2014 session. Separately from 1600 institutions offer vocational courses, 200 hundred government schools will also estimated to offer the courses as the fourth stream in plus two. School Service Commission is also looking to hold an examination to recruits teachers. It is also beneficial for those teachers who are teaching in vocational training institutes as 10 percent seats will be reserved for them.
The vocational courses benefits are huge as it provides mutual arrangements with the pertinent professional institutions offer lots of emphasis on the job training. It bridges the gap between school and employment and opens the path to student to earn also while learning. There are various types of vocational courses will offered by government schools as fourth stream, provide student an opportunity to obtain efficient skills, desirable work habits that will enable student as the productive members of any organizations and society.
Vocational education fulfill the up-and-coming needs of Indian economy and also give a suitable bridge the skills dearth gap, the government has started putting down a lot of importance on re-framing the vocational education system. According to Dr Inderjeet, Principal of College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi, “A national vocational qualification framework is being employed by the government. This framework will cover up vocational institutions, the higher education institutions and schools that will put down nationally recognized standards and qualifications needed for a profession and professional trade”.
The vocational courses in India are especially design to impart a thorough an application based study along with theoretical concepts of a particular field. Few years ago, such courses were looked down upon by majority. With diversification in different field, the industries need more and more qualified and experienced professional. Such demand of skilled professional is a major cause of increasing demands of vocational courses. These courses are offered by several institutes, colleges as well as universities in India at comparatively less cost and open a suitable path to student for forming their career.