How can vocational education help students learn and gain experience?
The vocational courses after SSC or HSC are of two types: Diploma courses offered through the ITIs or other vocational training Institutions, or B. Voc. Degree courses offered by colleges or universities in different sectors. Here again, it is important to note that most of the vocational courses are offered within the premises of the institutes and there may be a component of internship in a related industry for a short period. One needs to check whether there is an internship opportunity of a longer duration as a part of the course.
For example-the CEDP Skill Institute offers all the vocational courses through On Job Training (OJT) mode where more emphasis is given to on the job training as compared to the classroom teaching. As a result, by the time the student completes their diploma courses, he/she has a work experience and therefore, they are ready for a job in a related industry. Skill education also helps to promote Entrepreneurship among the youth which is the biggest achievement for our Country.
How useful is vocational education when it comes to placements?
Placement definitely comes with Vocational Training as students are practically competent due to the training pattern associated with Vocational Training. The practical along with, on job training makes these students industry ready during their training phase. The student has to decide a few fields or sectors in which he/she would like to work. Then, he/she should look for vocational courses that are long term, give him/her a certificate / Diploma from a recognized Institute or University, and have a component of On Job Training as a part of the course. The students should make an informed choice and not take an impulsive decision while choosing a course to make a successful career in the field of their own choice.
Which industries value vocational education the most?
Today, industries seek highly skilled and industry ready employees as compared to graduates and post-graduates, as they do not want to invest much on their skill training. Almost all the industries are coming forward to partner in the vocational training of young people by giving them an opportunity as apprentices, trainees, or as students under the National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM) scheme.
How does a student decide which is the best vocational course suited for his purpose?
Now days, majority of students are passionate to work in the field of their own choice. Some want to become a Healthcare Professional while some aspire to be Hospitality expert, Chef while some have born passion for Automobile. Majority of the times, students undergo career aptitude tests and guidance to understand their natural inclination towards a field where they can perform well. Some idealize their seniors, friend or family member who is professionally successful and seek their advice.
What are the unique methods that CEDP applies to cultivate the skills of young professionals?
At CEDP Skill Institute, we understand the industry needs, competitive pressure and those rare opportunities, which many students fail to comprehend initially. With our courses, we invite students and young minds to find their own calling in multitude of fields, including Hotel Management, Automotive, Paramedical Courses, Nursing Aide, Patient Care, Industrial Safety, Operation Theater Technician, HR, Naturopathy, Finance and Accounts and beyond.
Here, we have various courses specially designed in a Work Integrated Training model where more time is spent on ‘on the job training’, in an industry or company than in classroom. Students are exposed to the industry in which they are dreaming to step in through many events, camps and visits. Multiple practical trainings are conducted in the course specific laboratories designed at the institute to enhance the confidence of our students. Then students are sent for live job training which turns these students into professionals. These kind of vocational courses have better job prospects after completion of the course.