Published: 14th May 2020
MHRD approves vocational training courses for 56 schools in Tripura
Education minister Ratan Lal Nath said last year around 1200 students studying in Class IX to XI had trained under the programme
After successful implementation and encouraging result of the programme in 24 schools last year, Ministry of Human Resource Development has approved vocational training courses for 56 more schools in Tripura from this academic session.
Education minister Ratan Lal Nath said last year around 1200 students studying in Class IX to XI had trained under the programme. After appearing in the Class X and Class XII board exams, all of them, on successful completion of the course, would be given certificates by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) besides the mention of the vocational course and the marks acquired in the board mark sheet.
The programme was introduced on an experimental basis to encourage and assist in continuous improvement of education and training, develop traineeships in tandem with the requirement of industry, promoting the industry to students undertaking secondary and tertiary education as a vocational path, encouraging businesses to support and employees to participate in such trainings along with the conventional method of learning of common subjects, Nath stated.
He said as per the guidelines, a Sikkim based organization was selected for implementing the project by engaging teachers having Masters Degree as Vocational Training Providers (VTPs).
The state government is persuading to expand the programme in more schools to fill up the requirement of industries and local needs that would enable the students to become self-sufficient and enterprising, the minister added. According to Nath, the state government had sent a proposal to the MHRD to start vocational training course in 50 schools in 2018-19 and 80 schools in 2019-20 but approval was given for 24 and 56 schools in the two years, respectively.
In the current year, the state government placed a proposal for introducing vocational training course in 101 schools and approval was granted for 80 schools. The students of Class IX and X will be imparted the vocational training on any of the modules like IT, electronics and hardware, agriculture and retail store operations as a compulsory additional subject.
The students, after passing Class X, can pursue the second module of the subjects at higher secondary level if interested, and NSDC would provide them certificate while the implementing group would organise job fair for the passed out students every year.