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Govt to create vocational avenues at school level

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 21 � In line with the national target of having a pool of 500 million skilled persons by 2022 against the backdrop of the current 3.1 million skilled manpower, the State Government has laid top priority on providing quality assured learning avenues comparable to any international qualification framework.

Announcing this to the media today, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that in consonance with the National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF), the State Government would be providing learning pathways for continuous upgrade of skill and knowledge.

�Students from Class IX onwards would be given opportunity to pass out 10th and 12th standards in vocational streams. This will help reduce the large-scale dropout of students who cannot pass their 10th standard exam,� Gogoi said, adding that it would be a big step ahead to fight the burgeoning unemployment problem.

The State Government has already submitted a proposal to the Centre to start implementation of the NVQF project in 60 senior secondary schools in the first phase during the current year. The Rs 43.74-crore proposal is in an advanced stage of sanction by the Centre.

The pilot project has chosen IT and IT-enabled services, and hospitality and retail sectors.

S Ramadorai, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Skill Development, said that under the NVQF, a parallel to the general academic classes would be created in classes IX, X, X and XI. At the end of the X and XII standards, equivalent certificates would be given by the education boards to students who would be primarily assessed in skills rather than in scholastic aptitudes.

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Govt to create vocational avenues at school level

GUWAHATI, Nov 21 � In line with the national target of having a pool of 500 million skilled persons by 2022 against the backdrop of the current 3.1 million skilled manpower, the State Government has laid top priority on providing quality assured learning avenues comparable to any international qualification framework.

Announcing this to the media today, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that in consonance with the National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF), the State Government would be providing learning pathways for continuous upgrade of skill and knowledge.

�Students from Class IX onwards would be given opportunity to pass out 10th and 12th standards in vocational streams. This will help reduce the large-scale dropout of students who cannot pass their 10th standard exam,� Gogoi said, adding that it would be a big step ahead to fight the burgeoning unemployment problem.

The State Government has already submitted a proposal to the Centre to start implementation of the NVQF project in 60 senior secondary schools in the first phase during the current year. The Rs 43.74-crore proposal is in an advanced stage of sanction by the Centre.

The pilot project has chosen IT and IT-enabled services, and hospitality and retail sectors.

S Ramadorai, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Skill Development, said that under the NVQF, a parallel to the general academic classes would be created in classes IX, X, X and XI. At the end of the X and XII standards, equivalent certificates would be given by the education boards to students who would be primarily assessed in skills rather than in scholastic aptitudes.