The Central Board of Secondary Education in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted a Global Conference on Skill Development today.
The Conference, a brain child of CBSE, sought to provide a forum to discuss and deliberate on the concept of “Skilling in Schools” and importance of “Vocational Education” in India.
CBSE Chairman, Vineet Joshi delighted at the commencement of the Conference said, “In this age of competition, it is very important to make teachers, parents & students understand the relevance of vocational studies and specialized skill development courses.
It helps in foundation building, self reliance, scope of self employment, adaptability to new opportunities. It helps children in applying classroom knowledge to their professions.”
The Board is maximizing its efforts to improvise on the existing courses and devise new courses that are relevant to the current economy so students can learn and understand concepts as per the current scenario. The Conference focused on the essence of teacher training by CBSE and its industry partners, to enhance and polish their training skills.
In the meet, the Board also discussed schools’ perspective on Vocational Education and invited the inputs for further assessment. The rationale of the conference was to create awareness regarding Skill development and understand the perspective from both the supply and demand side and evolve practical solutions.
At present, CBSE is offering more than 40 vocational courses for students of senior secondary level. These courses are formed and implemented in collaboration with some private institutes to keep a regular check on knowledge & skills imparted in schools at different levels by the teachers or trainers.
A representative of NASSCOM, a partner of the Conference, was of the opinion that Indian population is slowly being marked by the younger generation. There are more than 350 million jobs available in the market for the youth to grasp. ”The Conference is a sincere and focused effort on behalf of CBSE, in collaboration with its partners, to open the doors of opportunities to its students. “
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