Central government has selected Haryana state to start a nationwide pilot project in vocational education. Under this project, the school children will be given training in vocational education in addition to normal education. Based up on the response this project will be extended to other states of the country.
“Union Human Resource and Development Ministry has selected Haryana for starting a pilot project in vocational education. Emphasis will be given on different sectors like agriculture, horticulture technology, hotel management, tourism, banking and animal husbandry under this pilot project,” Haryana's Education and Industrial Training Minister Geeta Bhukkal said.
“This will not only add to the capabilities of students but will also help to increase their employability. Based up on the success of this project in Haryana, it will be extended to other states,” she added.
Bhukkal said that the vocational education would be put at par with general education disciplines, which would help in catering to the skill deficiencies in the labour market. Training costs of vocational education project will be funded by the central government. Besides, technical support will also be provided by the centre. While designing this project, all prospective client groups have been kept in mind, Bhukkal stated.