Chief Minister’s major initiative to make students pursuing professional curriculum more employable
11th-12th professional courses to be integrated with ITI course in schools of Chhattisgarh
Raipur, April 21
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that to promote employment-oriented education in Chhattisgarh, ITI and Higher Secondary School curriculum will be integrated so as to provide students of 12th standards ITI certificate along with HSC certificate of CGBSE, so that they may get employment after clearing 12th standard exams.
Taking a major initiative in this direction, Chief Minister has given instructions to School Education Department and Technical Education Department to formulate a scheme for integration of professional education curriculum of 11th and 12th std with ITI course.
Baghel has directed both the departments to jointly prepare the scheme and present it as soon as possible. Mr. Baghel said that this initiative will help the students of 11th and 12th standard to get high-level skill development training in the trade of their choice. This will make them more employable and help them get jobs easily.
Chief Minister has also issued guidelines to both the departments regarding this action plan.
Chief Minister has given instructions that although vocationalization of education is being talked about across the since long time, and vocational education has been included in the curriculum to certain extend, but the desired outcomes could not be achieved.
For many years, it has been observed that despite completing formal education, students find it difficult to get employment. Main reason behind this is the lack of workshops and skilled trainers in the schools. In Chhattisgarh, ITI courses and curriculum of 11th-12th std in Higher Secondary Schools are being integrated to promote vocational education.