Shimla: Government Schools here will prepare students, free of cost, for jobs from class nine onwards. To make it possible, State Government has proposed to offer vocational courses to students in various government schools this session.
For now however, all government schools haven’t been included in the plan. Only ten schools have been picked to provide vocational training to its students across the district, three of these schools are from the Shimla city itself.
The schools that have been selected post a survey conducted by the Department of Education include, Girls School Portmore, Boys School Lalpani and Senior Secondary School Chota Shimla in Shimla. Besides these, government school Jubbal, Rohru, Rampur, Ganhati, Theog, Sunni and Chopal have also been included.
Three schools have also been selected for the vocational course in Kinnaur district. These include the Sangla, Rekangpeo and Kalpa government schools.
Students from ninth to twelfth will be enrolled in the vocational course and will be prepared for employment in the future.
One of the four subjects from automobiles, ITES, security or retail will be taught in the course in each of these schools this session. Each class will comprise of a batch of maximum forty students.
State Nodal Officer Vocational Courses Dr. Girija Nand Chauhan said “the course will be completely free. The four level course will comprise of 60% practical and rest 40% theory.”
“The course is run in collaboration with the Centre and on passing each level of the course a certificate will be given, which will be helpful in finding a job,” he added.