Vocational programs can be launched phase-wise in colleges for lessons 9 to 12 to reveal college students to talent improvement avenues, as a part of the Centre’s flagship skilling scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0, based on the Financial Survey 2020-21 tabled in Parliament on Friday.
The Survey for the monetary yr ending March mentioned merely 2.four per cent of India’s workforce within the age group of 15-59 years have obtained formal vocational or technical coaching, whereas one other 8.9 per cent obtained coaching by means of casual sources.
“Out of the 8.9 per cent workforce who obtained non-formal coaching, the biggest chunk is contributed by on-the-job coaching (3.Three per cent), adopted by self-learning (2.5 per cent) and hereditary sources (2.1 per cent) and different sources (1 per cent),” the survey said.
It mentioned probably the most sought-after coaching course by those that obtained formal coaching was IT-ITeS amongst each men and women.
For males, the opposite most popular programs had been electrical-power and electronics, mechanical engineering-strategic manufacturing, automotive, workplace and business-related work, whereas these for females included textiles handloom- apparels, workplace work, healthcare and work associated to childcare, diet, pre-school and creche.
“A phase-wise introduction of vocational programs in colleges shall be initiated in coordination with Ministry of Schooling. This part shall be carried out for lessons 9 to 12 to reveal college students to talent improvement avenues,” the survey said.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.Zero was rolled out in 2020-21 with a tentative goal to talent Eight lakh candidates, together with migrants.