Advantages Of Vocationalization Of Higher Education
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Objectives of Vocationalization of Higher Education
• To increase the employability of the products of higher schools.
• To provide society with personnel having a wide spectrum of knowledge and training for its own need and upliftment.
• To reduce and eliminate frustration among youth resulting from non-productive and aimless education offered at higher level.
• To make academic more spirit full rather boring by incorporating vocational education in curriculum.
• The education to be imparted should shake off the bookish pattern and continuously amalgamate knowledge with appropriate skills, which inculcate self-confidence in student.
• To increase in-built elasticity in the choice of the General Education or the vocationalised subjects.
Advantages…show more content… • Vocationalization at higher level attracted mainly by the low economic growth as it is going to provide employment
Current Scenario and key challenges:
Skills in India are largely acquired through two main sources: formal training centres and the informal or hereditary mode of passing on cascading skill sets from one generation to the next. Nowadays, vocational courses are becoming quite popular among youth because it is believed that taking these courses would provide more and better employment opportunities than those provided by conventional academic courses. While there remains a requirement for skilled professionals in the industry, the supply for the same is hampered by:
• High dropout rate at Secondary level: Vocational Education is presently offered at senior secondary level but the students at this level aspire for higher education.
• At present, the vocational system put much emphasis on the academic skills, resulting in lower incidences of vertical mobility.
• There is a lack of participation by private players in the field of vocational…show more content… The need of the hour is to understand the trainees’ apprehensions and challenges regarding Vocational Education and Training (VET). Thus there is a huge opportunity for a vocational training institute that can address these challenges. This will favour the organisations willing to enter the vocational education market as well as the students wanting to take up vocational courses to increase their employability.
Over the past few years, various recommendations have been suggested by researchers and scholars. I’ve summarised the same in the flowchart below:
- By Retaining the aspects of general education in VET
- By formulating courses having distinct tracks for students of different educational attainments.
- By specifying entry requirements.
- By introducing few courses devoted to certain skills training at the primary and secondary level in all schools
- By making VET part of various literacy and adult education schemes.
- Providing more autonomy to the industries.
- Developing indicators of internal and external efficiency
- Introducing modules relevant to work place requirements
- Introducing different track within courses for different levels of