8 vocational streams to be directed in 200 schools by Delhi Govt
With an objective to prosper the educational system and elevate the quality of academics in Delhi, Delhi Government has planned to direct 8 professionally-streamed courses, which comprises topics from beauty and wellness, automobile and travel and tourism, in 200 schools.
These courses will be applicable to the students from class 9 to 12, and will consists of four levels A, B, C and D. the streams also include topics such as retail, financial marketing management, general duty assistant in health care, information technology, and security, and will likely be introduced form upcoming October 2015.
Padmini Singhla, Director of Education, said, "We have recently signed a MoU with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to offer these streams and are now in process of finalizing training partners. Though this will take another month we are trying to squeeze as much a possible so that we can do substantial teaching this year."
"After we finalize the training partners, we will enter into tripartite agreement with Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), sector skill council and the training partner. The project is being carried under the RMSA and state government is providing substantial budgeting. Earlier the funding used to come from RMSA only," she added.
With effect to the agreement, recruitment of teachers and trainers will be commenced shortly. "We will start the classes by mid-October and simultaneously we will work on establishment of labs in these schools because not all schools have the infrastructure needed for teaching of streams as beauty and wellness and automobile," Singhla was quoted saying.
"The streams will be graded and, after the students have completed the D level by class XII, the courses will be integrated with ITIs enabling them to pursue the area in full-fledged manner," she added.
Accordingly, National Skill Qualification Framework will be further distributed into four levels. "In the initial stage, there will be two vocational streams in each school for the students to choose as per their interest in the area. For now, the project will be carried out in 200 schools and we will expand it to more schools from next year," Singhla said.
The initiative was a brain-child of former President Late APJ Abdul Kalam to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia during a meeting on June 7, 2015.