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Essay, Paragraph or Speech on “Vocational Studies” Complete Paragraph or Speech for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Vocational Studies

Our education system is based on the Western system. This education pattern has failed to serve the needs of India masses. W have been education our students in the subjects which would never be useful for them. As a result, they are not able to become specialists in one area or two. Hence, they are not able to develop themselves as good employees, entrepreneurs, wage earners and residents of a healthy society.

Now, the educational system in the West has also been transformed in the favour of vocation oriented educational system. Now, the traditional career streams are being avoided; engineering, medicine, architecture, civil construction, administrative services, etc. are some glaring examples. These are being replaced by computer programming, fashion design, food technology, Internet services, refrigeration and air conditioning, secretarial practice, etc. Further, marine engineering, tourism and travel services, telecommunications engineering, automobile repair, auto electrician services and web page designing are also getting increasingly popular among students and executives alike.

        In India context, tourism, fashion technology and computer software development are the three key areas which are growing at an amazing pace. Many Australian, Canadian, British and American universities are offering vocational courses of excellent quality. Some Indian universities and colleges have also started vocational courses in various streams. The students and the young graduates should contact such institutions and should collect information which is relevant for them.

Vocational courses are job oriented. The parents are not able to afford the educational costs which are rising everyday. Further, the degrees and diplomas do not help the students as they deliver only the bookish knowledge. The vocational courses home the skills of the young minds and make them proficient on one field or another. They get jobs after a stint of three years on a vocational institute. The employers are also happy that the new employees are able to perform from day one. The parents are relieved to know that their children are productive. The society grows and so does the industry. Business is able to reach new heights. International trading and global transactions are possible. The national economy gets a new lease of life. The per capital income of the Americans is very high because the individuals from all the walks of life work in some profession or the idle in the USA and no one should sit idle in our country as well.

The student should develop his skills in one or two technical fields. He must study in a vocational institute as this would clear his fundamentals and would also impart a basic set of knowledge. Rest is practice in the respective fields of operation. The vocational courses are available in all the major areas including agriculture, farm produce processing, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electronics and electrical engineering, para_medical services fashion design, garments exports and export documentation, publishing, telecommunications and above all, computer software.

There are some limitations of the vocation-oriented educational system. The student develops his skills in one area or two but he is not able t grapple with the broader concepts of life. He becomes a specialist in a small area but he is not a generalist. He cannot be a manager. The ideal situation would be that he order to develop a decent combination of a technocrat and a manager. He can than manage his career, his life, his family and at the same time, he can remain satisfied with whatever he does.

Unfortunately, this does not happen and the vocational course ties him to a line of action. He cannot come out of the dark well of one specialized field in which progress is either almost nil or very slow. For example, a civil engineering contractor would build the homes, offices and other premises but would never undertake research about the new civil engineering materials for better construction. He would use these new materials when the same are offered to him by civil engineers, researchers and manufacturing companies. He would continue in his vocation even if there are no researches in the field of civil engineering.

Vocational courses could be combined with correspondence courses and distant education programmes (like the ones initiated by IGNOU). These would broaden the horizon of the student of the vocational courses. He would then become problem-solver, a communication expert and a manager besides being a specialist. The central government and the state government must pay adequate attention towards this aspect as the national human resource must be developed to the fullest extent so that the nation grows as a coherent unit. It is not necessary to make money only there are vital and sensitive needs of every society which must be fulfilled in order to develop intellectual abilities of people of a nation. Vocational courses would help us earn money but not knowledge. Knowledge is a more precious wealth than money. The standards of our masses must be upgraded and at the same time, the vocational courses should be able to help them in settling down in their lives.

The future of vocational education system is bright in India. The State, the government of the states and those of the union territories, the masses, the vocational educational institutions, the technical educational councils and the NGOs can extend helping hands in this pious endeavour. Vocational educational would certainly lift the economic standards of the poor masses and would boost the sagging national economy.


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