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Vocational Education - Essay

  • Date Submitted: 09/20/2011 03:08 AM
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Every man must have a vocation – a trade, a business, or a profession – in order to earn his livelihood. There are institutions for imparting various types of specialized training to help men qualify for this. The specialist is in demand everywhere, - in the office as well as in factories, and even in educational institutions.

There are schools for teaching medicine and engineering, accountancy and computer science. There are as many types of institutions for imparting vocational training as there are vocations. A person trained in one of these institutions will find greater scope to show his merits than one untrained. This is more than ever so today when vocations are multiplying, but ceased to be hereditary and child labour is becoming unlawful.

An untrained man in the modern world may even be a liability or burden to society. He is a quack; he knows only the ‘how’ of things; he has no idea of its ‘why’. Hence if there is any trouble anywhere, - breakdown in a machine, or mistake in a ledger, a mat-functioning of the gadget, he only pleads helplessness, grumbles and patches up the trouble anyhow, leading to a more serious fault. Reality there is no place for the untrained worker, in these days of specialised work.

In all technically advanced countries, like England, America, Russia, Germany, Japan – only a few are encouraged to go up for a general education. The majority of youngmen have to attend a preparatory school till their eighteenth year or thereabout, and then join some vocational school. It may be a technical school for learning the intricacies of bookkeeping and accountancy or handling a computer. Hence there is now craze for a specialised degree. It must be some school that makes him a specialist; otherwise, he finds himself handicapped in struggle for earning a decent living.

In our country, vocational education is yet to become popular. Very few students go in for the vocational stream in the H.S. Course; also very insignificant...

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