Background

The main objective of vocational education and training is to prepare the unemployed youths especially the youth in the age group 15-25 years, belonging to Below Poverty Lines Families, to make them financial independent, become productive members of the society as well as prevent them from entering into any anti-social activities.
It primarily trains them in very specific activities, and provides a significant “hands on” experience in acquiring the necessary skills.

Historically, higher education in India was designed to offer academic knowledge in humanities, social sciences, and sciences for advanced studies and research. Though there is a need for this kind of education, it did not produce the necessary manpower required for many economically productive activities in business, industry and trade. Instead, the products of the formal educational system have created acute unemployment problem. The aim of vocationalisation is to avoid forcing students into academic channels having limited options. It offers them opportunity to take up subjects and programmes of study in a much wider field in keeping with their aptitudes, interests and ability. In turn, the system provides the vital manpower needed for the economic and service sectors and to a great extent eases the problem of unemployment. Vocationalisation also helps students to realise their own potentials and provide opportunities for self-employment or profitable employability.

Another major objective of the programme is to deal with the unemployment of school drop-outs. Despite various efforts by the NGOs and the Government, the drop-out situation is not improving. This very well proof that no one can be forcibly put into the academic system. The vocational choice is very important for each person. The Government as well as the NGOs are trying in various aspects to expand the vocational education within the formal academic system as the as the non-formal system. There are various institutions established exclusive for the vocational education. Various private institutions have also been flourishing with recognition from recognized technical bodies as well as Government bodies like National Institute of Open Schooling. Conventionally, vocational education and training has been oriented towards a number of engineering and technical trades. Though they continue to form the core of vocational education, during the last two decades or so, its scope had been considerably widened to include many non-engineering trades also.

Since its Inception Kalyanam has been seriously involved in training and educating the underprivileged youths in the communities of South Delhi .The organisation strongly beliefs in financial empowerment of the youth and make them become productive members of the Society. The Government of NCT, Delhi has been fully supporting Kalyanam in this endeavour. The organisation also looks forward to various opportunities and support to train more and more belonging to the low income group. They are the most needful to be given the opportunities and options. This section of the population lacks behind in every spheres of life and development cannot be brought about unless and until all the members of the society same in the same social strata.

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