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STADI ZA KAZI: DARASA LA SABA: NOTES
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IMPORTANCE OF STUDYING VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
What is Vocational Education?
“Vocation education and training” is defined as “training for a specific occupation through a combination of practical experience and theoretical training”. Career colleges are instrumental in providing further education through VET courses.
Vocational education is education that prepares people to work as a technician or to take up employment in a skilled craft or trade as a tradesperson or artisan. Vocational education is sometimes referred to as career and technical education.
A vocational school is a type of educational institution specifically designed to provide vocational education
Some examples of vocation education and training courses include:
- Business administration
- Leadership and management
- Project management
- Early childhood education
Vocational education is both practical and useful for career growth. This is only true if the education establishment is recognised by state education authorities.
Aims and Objectives of Vocational
• Provision of technical
knowledge and vocational skill necessary for agriculture, industrial,
commercial and economic development.
• To give an introduction to
professional studies in engineering and other technologies.
• To give room for young men
and women to have an intelligent understanding of the increasing complexion of
• Training and impacting of
necessary skills leading to the production of craft man, technicians and other
skilled personnel who will be enterprising and self-reliant.
• Provision of trained
manpower in applied sciences, technology and commerce, particularly at
• To provide people who apply
scientific knowledge to the improvement and solution of environmental problems
for the use and convenience of man.
• Restructuring the
educational system at all levels to respond effectively to the challenges and
managing the impact of the information age, and in particular the allocation of
development fund to education at all levels.
Vocational education is basically life and need
based education which can convert an un- skilled inexperienced and illiterate
population into human resources, formal education system, because of its rigid
chronologically graded structure and inflexible nature excludes the poor from
its advantages. In this circumstance as the alternative of formal-education
(FE) it is very much necessary to evaluate vocational education so that we can
determine the extent of its success and weakness at any stage of poverty
reduction as it is considered the best way to bring about longer lasting socio-
economic change and self development.
Benefits of vocational education
• Vocational Education helps
people in the better performance of their jobs as they acquire a great learning
experience. Working professionals get a chance to hone their skills while
• VE is a sort of
introduction as it gets employees ready for the workplace which comes in
handy while performing various tasks.
• Due to the nature of the
skills it imparts, a student doesn’t consider it a futility as compared to
• Vocational education is the
term itself denotes the students are specialized and therefore they have more
chances of employment as compared to others.
• Many students who are in a
dilemma whether they should attend college or not, VE really opens a completely
• It makes an individual a
responsible and independent whereas those who study regular courses lack in
• The career of one’s own
choice is one of the major benefits of this education, a vast majority of
people are caught in the wrong because they were in it for the sack of job,
money, lack alternative and professional compromise whereas an individual pursuing
VE is already pursuing his dream job.
• This type of education is a
great asset to the economy. Our government need not import foreign technician
on higher wages as our own can do the required work.
• Certain vocational skills
acquired from vocational education teach students the importance of manual
work. The physical labor done under certain jobs makes them strong, healthy,
• Majority of vocational
skills are applicable all over the world and these create employment
opportunities in foreign countries.
• Vocational education
develop the economy by the bridging the demand and supply gap with highly
skilled workers. It also gives students the opportunity to take marketable
skills from the classroom directly into the working world.
• Better vocational education
also attracts foreign investment and foreign exchange in form of a foreign
• School dropouts and adults
can also receive this type of education as it provides an opportunity to learn
a skill and trade. There are many well-paid career fields in which a college
degree not required.
• Another benefit is that
hands-on work activities allow direct application of acquired knowledge.
• This education provides
stable jobs as these are the jobs whose demand is never fulfilled.
Vocational education programs focus on the
acquisition of appropriate skills, abilities and competencies as necessary
equipment for the individual to live in adapt to the real work situation and
contribute to the development of his society.
It assists all young people to secure their own
future by enhancing their transition to a lot of opportunities after school.
Vocational education can be seen as an aspect of education which utilizes
scientific knowledge in the acquisition of practical and applied skill in the
solution of technical problems.
It is the process of acquiring attitude,
knowledge, competencies relating to occupations in various factors of economics
and social life. It has also been described as the education that prepares students
mainly for occupations requiring manipulative skills and is designed to develop
skills, abilities, understanding, attitude and work habits needed for useful
and productive basis. This can provide employment for its recipients and
important practical skill development program designed to equip persons of
trainable qualities with skills that employers of labor want in the industries,
in fact, it is considered as the launching pad for technological development.