‘Vocational-ization’: the need for the hour
What is more important to get a job? A degree that just symbolizes your educational status or skills that are particularly required for the job?
Undoubtedly, it is more important for you to have skills for the job that you desire. The need for the hour is to aware people about the employment opportunities that welcome your skills and not the degree.
It is not a moment too soon that we should understand the increased need for vocational education in the present day scenario.
The tertiary sector has boomed in the recent days due to the increased number of skill-based employees.
Sectors like cosmetology, nursing, information technology, automobile, retail, cottage industries etc. have diversified in the recent years creating numerous job vacancies for the youth.
Once, a person is aware of the job that he or she wants to seek in near future then vocationalising the person can be of great help. It prepares the job seeker directly for the job and not for the college.
The skills help you to maintain consistency in your work and most importantly gives you job satisfaction. It is always better to get a specialized education rather than just monotonously studying for the basic degrees.
How can a graduate degree be of any use to the person who aims at being a beautician? However, a diploma in cosmetology can definitely help him or her to carve the skills that are expected from a beautician.
Sadly, we live in a world where a person’s intelligence and skills are measured by the number of degrees earned by them.
Many schools and colleges have made vocational education as part of their curriculum which is not only creating awareness among students about vocational education but also helping them to secure a job at a comparatively lower age than other students.
The government of India has also recognized the need to impart vocational education leading to which several government schools and colleges have included vocational courses as a part of their curriculum.
Vocationalization diversifies the number of career options to choose from. It also promotes creative instincts among the students helping them to develop their careers in the areas of their interests.
Increased economies have paved a way for vocationalization. The labour industry has become more specialized in making vocational education a strong career opportunity in near future.