As part of the Vocationalisation of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (VSHSE) Scheme of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), students will now be able to get a job role certificate after Class IX and X.
“After detailed deliberations at the national level, some important revisions have been incorporated in the scheme. Under the revised scheme, the students could obtain one job role certificate in Class IX-X and if they continue their studies in Class XI-XII, they could get another separate certificate of job role in the vocational course,” Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Monday.
The Haryana education minister had earlier mentioned that the vocational education, under the centrally-sponsored scheme, was imparted from Classes IX to XII.
“Students selected a particular job role in Class IX for four years (till Class XII). Thus, the student studied and trained in a single job role in four years and the scheme was run only in Senior Secondary schools,” he had said.
The minister further informed that the MHRD has issued a list of 73 job roles.
“In Haryana, system has been put into place to impart skill education in 14 vocational courses. The government has issued instructions regarding vocational courses in Class IX under which Healthcare (Patient Care Assistant), Vision Technician and Media Entertainment (Animator) will be imparted from Class XI and XII as a two-year course,” he said, adding, “The schools which are imparting these courses in Class IX could send the proposal of other vocational courses in its place.”
The minister further informed that the remotely located schools, where the number of students is less, could send proposal to start one vocational course instead of two.
“Under the revised scheme, besides senior secondary schools, the secondary schools fulfilling the necessary criteria could also sent their proposals for starting vocational courses to Council of School Education, Haryana,” he added.
Informing about another key decision taken by the MHRD, the minister said that students, who could not pass Class X or XII in general education but completed their vocational courses, would be given certificate of vocational course, so that they can start their own venture.
“This decision will benefit those students, who could not complete their general education, but were skilled in vocational courses,” he added.