VELs to be launched in March at schools
Ranchi, January 12: On the initiative of chief minister Hemant Soren vocational training would be imparted in different trades at all the model schools in Jharkhand.
“As part of the government’s priority to provide holistic, skill-based, employment-oriented education to the children of Jharkhand and on the initiative of the chief minister, children in 80 Schools of Excellence and 325 block-level model schools will be given vocational education. A proposal to help secure the same has been prepared. Vocational Education Labs (VELs) will be launched in a state level program from March this year,” said a release issued by the chief minister’s secretariat.
The government model schools children will be imparted vocational training in 11 trades. These include Agriculture, Information Technology, IT Enabled Services (ITES), Apparel and Make-up and Home Furnishing, Media and Entertainment, Automotive, Tourism and Hospitality, Beauty and Wellness, Multiskilling, Electronics and Hardware, Retail and Healthcare.
Arrangements are being made to facilitate on-job training through industrial field visits to state-level establishments and institutions associated with the respective trade, so that employment opportunities can be made available to the students as per their interests.
Online training of principals of 80 Schools of Excellence and 325 block-level Model Schools has been given by the National Center for School Leadership in two phases.
“Further, the training of principals of 80 Schools of Excellence has also been completed in two phases by the Azim Premji Foundation. Plans are in place to organise exposure visits for the principals and teachers to reputed schools of other states so that they get acquainted with the educational facilities available there,” added the release.
In the month of January, training will be imparted by IIM Ranchi for capacity building of principals. While the Azim Premji Foundation Framework has prepared Teaching Needs Assessment (TNA) of teachers of secondary and higher secondary schools.
Significantly, the 80 schools will offer education at par with CBSE curriculum and training has been imparted as per happiness curriculum.