Challenges and Corrections to Impart in Vocational Educationby Ratul Puri Marketing Consultant Vocational education is the term used to connote skill based education which is specific to particular discipline and helps in imparting that occupation or job oriented education. This type of education is non-academic and it only focuses on specific vocation or discipline. It helps in developing practical education of performing that job rather than theoretical studies.
Vocational courses are basically developed and designed in a way that they provide complete application-based study. It is more practical and interesting to study as here theoretical concepts are not given thrust over rather those concepts are studied with learning through a practical application.
As well said in the Gandhi’s Philosophy of Education:
“Every handicraft has to be taught not merely mechanically as is done today, but scientifically. This is to say, the child should learn the why and wherefore of every process.”
After understanding the relevance of vocational education in India, we need to throw light over the present scenario of such education system in India. If we go through important facts then we can conclude that such status is not in healthy condition in the country. According to the occupational profile of India’s workforce, 90% of the workforce population has been employed in skill-based jobs and on the contrary, more than 90% have never received vocational education or training.
If we understand the status of institutes of vocation education in India, we have found that India has around 5,500 public (ITI) and private (ITC) institutes and on the contrary there are 500,000 vocational institutes in China.
Right to Education in India is prevalent; however, the status and number of vocational institutes are slim in the country.
Challenges to Surpass
We have concluded the status of vocational education system in India and we have found that the status is not at par. We need to understand the greatest challenge education system and the glitches.
The common challenge found is the gap between demand and supply relation between workforce and vocational institutes. The vocational education and training program have remained poor in both rural and urban areas.
Avenues to Bright Future
To surpass these challenges the education system in India need to increase the number of seats in vocational institutes and they should impart education for the courses, which are more relevant as per the trends in jobs. This will bring a bright future to students and will up-grade education system.
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