The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Vocationalisation of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education of Ministry of Education, Government of India lists out a crucial role for NSDC and its Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) in implementation of NSQF. The trainings conducted in the scheme are based on the National Occupational Standards set by NSDC through its Sector Skill Councils. The scheme also mandates the SSCs to conduct assessments and certification jointly with the State Board of School Education.
Sector Skill Councils support in Identification of Trades/ Occupations, Accrediting curriculum with PSSCIVE, Quality Control of Training, Training of Trainers, Student Assessment and Certification and Industry Interface. NSDC funded Training Partners take the responsibility of entire Training Delivery including deploying and managing faculty, organizing Guest Lectures/Industry Visits.
The Vocational trades/subjects are being introduced in 9th class which corresponds to Level-1 of National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). Therefore, four levels are completed in School Education up to Class 12th. Usually each school provides an option of two trades, with an enrolment of ideally 40 students in each trade per class. Previously one job role was completed in four levels, however according to revised guidelines; two job roles can be completed in four years of School Education starting from Class 9th. Subsequent upon PAB Approvals of 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21.Vocational Education was introduced in Jammu and Kashmir as per the following break-up: -
|Year of Approval||No of Schools Approved|
The 132 schools approved in Year 2013-14 (22) and 2014-15 (110) were made operational in year 2016-17 with introduction of four trades vizIT/ITeS, Retail, Healthcare and Tourism and Hospitality. During the subsequent year 220 schools approved during the PAB of 2016-17 were made functional thus taking the total number to 352. The 220 Schools of 2016-17 had 10 sanctioned tradesviz.IT/ITeS, Retail, Travel and Tourism, Healthcare, Media and Entertainment, Telecom, Beauty and Wellness, PE and Sports, Security and Agriculture. During the subsequent year 220 schools approved during the PAB of 2018-19 were made functional thus taking the total number to 572. The 220 Schools of 2018-19 had 11sanctioned trades viz. IT/ITeS, Retail, Tourism & Hospitality, Telecom, Beauty and Wellness, Agriculture, Plumbing, Apparel Made-ups and Home Furnishing, Automotive, Multiskilling and Electronics & Hardware. The 84 schools approved in year 2019-20 and 77 schools approved in year 2020-21 are yet to be implemented. The trade wise breakup of the operational schools is as under.
Yearly Trade wise breakup of 553 schools (already implemented)
|4||Tourism & Hospitality||44||41||37||122|
|5||Media & Entertainment||0||16||0||16|
|6||Physical Education & Education||0||14||0||14|
|7||Beauty & Wellness||0||17||34||51|
|11||Apparel, Made Ups and Home Furnishings||0||0||44||44|
|15||Electronics & Hardware||0||0||50||50|