According to Swati Mujumdar, Director of Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, vocational education and training has been become an important element of the nation’s education initiative. She holds that vocational education needs to play its part effectively in the changing national context and for India to enjoy the fruits of the demographic dividend. “There is an urgent need to redefine the critical elements of imparting vocational education and training to make them flexible, contemporary, relevant, inclusive and creative,” she observes.
These days, vocational education is being stressed to prepare students for specific emergent careers rather than conventional trades. It seems that the market forces are piggy riding the general school education in the name of employable skill education.
The market forces stressing cleverly that vocational education should include practical courses through which students acquire skills and experience is linked to specific marketable careers.
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