Published: 11th July 2020
The Trainer Brainer: Why technical education is the way forward to create an Aatmanirbhar Bharat
Technical education not only plays a vital role in the human resource development of our country, but more importantly, it enhances the industrial productivity
The call for ‘Make in India’ seems to have blossomed more significantly during the pandemic than before it. The reason why this call has become ingrained in the minds of the passionate Indians is there for all to see. We need to increase the manufacturing potential of our country in as many industrial avenues as possible in order to emerge as a world leader in the manufacturing sector. This will enable us to be self-reliant. Whenever we seek to be self-reliant on our own, then we have to look no further than what we call ‘Technical Education’.
The youth often don’t give much importance and priority to technical education when it comes to career development, since there is a myth that it involves mostly the labour category and nothing else. In fact, it is partially true that technical education gives one hands-on skills in the manufacturing process, but one has to see the larger picture and motivate themselves with the prospect of being an entrepreneur to advance the nation’s cause of development.
Technical education not only plays a vital role in the human resource development of our country, but more importantly, it enhances the industrial productivity with domesticated production and goes a long way to improve the quality of life of our people. Though being in operation from the early 1800s in our country, I must say that the youth are yet to make full use of this branch of study, which could transform their lives.
It would not be out of place to mention here that with the job markets going for a toss world over, it would be literally an uphill task for all the educated graduates to get a job of their choice based on their educational qualifications.
It is here that the technical education should be considered as a viable pathway for sustainable career development.
The youth, especially those who are completing their higher secondary education, will have to be sensitised towards technical education and given morale boosting inputs as to the merits of the same so that they know what to do next.
Here are some points to remember:
- Wide spectrum of jobs in agriculture, business administration and medicine
- Valuable link between employment and economic progress of the nation
- Many diploma programmes are offered through private and government institutions
- It covers programmes in engineering, technology, management, pharmacy, architecture, among others