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Vocationalizing Higher Education in India

Vocational Education and Training (VET) has become a very important part of the education at both national and international levels. Such courses brush up the specific skills of the students, which they need for the specific job profiles.
The vocational courses are aimed to impart practical training to the students and offer them with the opportunities to find jobs varied fields, both technical and non-technical. Vocational courses are known to help the students to obtain education that is designed based on their needs and interests.

Vocational guidance

The guidance is mainly targeted on young adults and includes imparting advice and correct info about what is the inclination of the student and which career to select! The vocational guidance counselors will advise on the funding of vocational courses and training programs, the latest educational and employment trends globally, current situation of the labor market, and finding employment.

The trends of the labor market

A sneak peek at the labor suggests the addressing of the following issues:

  1. Labor market having skilled workers with specialized training and skills is increasing, while the requirement of students with general education skills is declining.

  2. The participation of labor force is declining; where as the participation of the students at this stage is increasing. Taking into account the current employment trends, more and more students are now joining higher vocational courses and look for vertical mobility.

Considering such increased demands of vocational programs, a number of colleges in India have introduced vocational courses in different domains like Science, Arts and Humanities, Engineering, as well as Commerce. Some of these colleges include, Fergusson College Pune, International Women Polytechnic, Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Industrial Training Institute, among others.

Why you should take up vocational courses!

There are uncountable reasons why you should take up vocational courses, here are some of them!
  1. Cost-Effectiveness

    Usually, these vocational courses cost less than a regular three or four-year degree course. The best thing about the vocational courses is that they also help the students to be placed in the best of the companies or get into internships after the course is completed.

  2. Great Employment Scope

    The vocational courses have their focus on the specialized streams and this is the reason why the students graduating with a vocational degree in hand are preferred the most by the employers so that the requirements for the specific jobs are met. The students with a vocational degree in hand are considered better than regular graduates in the job industry.

  3. More Manpower

    Since there have been increased demands for skilled professionals in the field of manufacturing and trades, the vocational courses have helped to meet the requirements and increase the profitability margin in the varied range of industries. The trained workers obviously help to boost the revenues of the company and improve productivity.

  4. Boosting Economy

    In the growth of the economic condition of any country, its skilled workforce plays a very important role. By utilizing the specific skills, the trained professionals have the ability to increase productivity and add to the growth of the company, industry, and also the nation.


We all are aware of the fact that knowledge is power and vocational training is a very important tool to gain the particular knowledge. To gain expertise, you can brush up your professional skills and go for hands-on-training to keep yourself ahead of the competition. This way, you can prove yourself and ensure job satisfaction in the particular domain your work for. With such skills, you can be a professional who can contribute largely in the growth of the company.

Guest Author Bio: A professional writer, Rashmi Karan writes for the leading education portal for the higher education aspirants. The writer has done her education hospitality management and engages herself in professional writings.


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