The trainees of Vocational Education and Training typically undergo internship programs in the actual industry, thereby enhancing their skills to the specific industry. The recent years saw big names in automotive, semi-conductor, mobile phones and hardware industry setting their shops in India. One of the key aspects of attracting these big names can be attributed to the availability of the skilled workers to the specific industries.
With no doubt India was able to capitalize the foreign investments, as we have a talent pool with specific skills that is decentralized within the country. The Vocational Education and Training programs play a big part in shaping up the skilled technicians required by the companies. The Vocational Education and Training program falls under the charge of the Ministry of the Human Resources Development (MHRD); this clearly signifies the importance of the course.
The Vocational Education and Training courses really help people in upgrading their skills, as per the career demands. There are polytechnic institutions offering diploma courses in the selected fields. There are many versatile programs, offered under this category, which comprises, programs administered under the craftsmen training scheme (CTS) are operated by Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and Industrial Training Centers (ITCs). Many certificate courses are available under this category of education; some of them are listed as below:
- Animation courses.
- Hospitality management courses.
- Insurance courses.
- Courses in Plumbing.
- Health Management courses.
- Short term Networking courses/ DTP.
- Beauty courses/ Hair & Skin Care.
- Advanced diploma in accessory and lifestyle products
- Textile designing courses/ Cutting; Tailoring & Dress Making
- Diploma in mechanical stream.
- Diploma in electronics stream.
- Diploma in electrical stream.
- Architecture and Draftsmanship.
- Secretarial Practice/ Steno Typing
- Fruit/ Veg. Preservation
** The courses are open to students, who have completed schooling grades 8-12. Some of the polytechnic courses require you to face their entrance exams. One year, two year diploma courses are also available; this bears greater significance in getting job opportunities.