National Knowledge Commission
हिन्दी বাংলা অসমীয়া অসমীয়া ಕನ್ನಡ
ارد و தமிழ் नेपाली মণিপুরী ଓଡ଼ିଆ ગુજરાતી

  Vocational Education
  An important aspect of India's rapidly growing economy is a skilled and educated workforce, and a demographic advantage over aging Western societies. Technicians and other skilled workers and craftsmen form the backbone of manufacturing and infrastructure development. There is a growing demand for skilled workers but data suggests that this demand is not met by the existing system, since the skills imparted do not match employer needs. In order for the system to become more relevant in the changing context and to exploit this demographic advantage in the future, there is a need to create a model of imparting vocational education that is flexible, sustainable, inclusive and creative.

Some of the issues under consideration of National Knowledge Commission are:
  • strengthening the current institutional structure,
  • alternative delivery structures in order to expand capacity, including public private partnerships, computer based training, distance learning and a decentralized model that takes into account local needs and aptitudes
  • meeting the increasing demand for skilled workers and provide training to workers in the informal and unorganized sectors
  • regulatory and accreditation framework
  • national re-branding exercise to address the negative association of vocational education with manual labour.
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