Vocational Training in India
Vocational Training is offered through separate training institutes set up for the purpose .Ministry of Labour & Employment has over all responsibility .
The vocational training is the best example for the repository of both theoretical and practical knowledge!
The vocational training are based on the objective of training the students/professionals towards, enhancing their skills, thereby marching towards further development in their jobs/careers. They focuses on the practical skills, rather than concentrating on the mere theory part of the academics. The candidates who have gained the vocational training in a particular field would have an advantage over the other candidates who are searching for a job, as they would have get trained practically in that specific cadre. Most of the high schools across the world are offering the vocational training in the school academics itself, so that the students would have get trained with specialized skills that would be appropriate for a skilled occupation. For example, a high school in New York offers around 29 vocational specialty courses in order to enhance the skills of the students towards the manufacturing and constructions industry, and also towards the jobs in human resources, business, health services and natural sciences, etc… The vocational training in the secondary level and in the post-secondary level differ in their quality and standard of the training programs.
The apprenticeship kind of programs combine both the ‘on- the- job’ training and the classroom instructions. It is an alternative program available most common in the technical vocational training programs. Such programs would be offered in the high skilled construction and manufacturing jobs. The candidates who are undergoing such programs would be called as apprentices and they would also get paid, while they are on job. Such programs would be conducted for more than 5 years, however, the same program could also be completed within a year, in some cases within a week too. Thus, it entirely depends on the type of course, you choose and the type of training program would also play a role in deciding on the program duration.
The on-the-job programs are sponsored by the employers and would be conducted, either at the premises of the organization, or at any vocational training institutions. If the organization conducts the program, then they would assign a senior employee/worker to teach and train the participating employees. The participating employees, not necessarily should belong to the ‘new comers’ list. There could also be employees who would like to enhance their skills in a particular job cadre, besides the mandatory employees who have newly joined the organization. Many organizations provide vocational training to their employees, regarding the basic employment skills, such as computer skills, team forming, human resource training, organization management, etc… The companies are offering their employees, either partial, or entire reimbursement of their tuition fees with regards to their vocational training. Such vocational training have made the both the organization and employees to realize the significance of skilled labor force. It turns to be an accomplishment to both, the organization and its employees.
More on Vocational Training:
- CBSE Vocational Subjects
- National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVEQF)
- Vocational Courses