Delhi : The State government has decided to include eight new vocational streams in the various institutions across the state with the aim of providing job oriented education to the students. In an effort of promoting skill based education among the children, local government has took such measures. The vocational courses will help students to develop urge of professionalism in them. Eight new courses include travel and tourism, automobile, beauty and wellness. The following streams would be added in the syllabus for the students studying in class 9 to 12.
The streams would be divided into four levels A, B, C, D. The other streams, which would be included in the syllabus are general duty assistant in health care, retail, security and financial marketing. The courses will be implemented from the month of October in around 200 schools this year across Delhi.
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia stated that the idea of introducing vocational courses in the government schools of Delhi was proposed by former President APJ Abdul Kalam (Read here : Delhi government’s skill education policy named after Dr. Kalam). Sisodia while addressing a gathering of government officials, educationist and teachers at Delhi Secretariat on July 2. He stated that the former President of India had vision to educate children not only in fields like Engineering or Medicine but also in the fields of skill development.
Late APJ Abdul Kalam had instructed Deputy Chief Minister to provide students with the certificate so that students might make use of it for their future studies. Sisodia further stated that the Delhi government is planning to introduce skill development classes so that students choose the vocation course as per their skills or interest.
Padmini Singhla, Director of Education said to a local news paper, “We have recently signed an MoU with National Development Corporation (NDC) to offer these streams and are now in process of finishing training partners.” She also said that the initiative to implement vocational courses in the schools might take another month for finalizing.
An official stated that the State government has made agreements with Rastriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA), sector skill council and training partner after finishing training partner. The project is funded by the state government. After completion of all the formalities, the government is planning to start recruiting teachers and trainers for the scheme.
Out of 1,007 government sponsored schools in Delhi, the project will be carried out in 200 schools and later the expansion of the project will be considered.