Technology is touching every aspect of life and society. So, there is a dire need of backing up conventional study and teaching with technical education, as it will not only help in the development of the country, but also the person possessing those skills. A technically sound person is never short of jobs. Thus, technical education as per the needs of the present market will assist in uplifting society. Technical education is a part of education that is directly related to the gaining of information and skills needed in manufacturing and service industries.
Vocational courses are an educational discipline that enables individual to acquire skills that are required for a particular trade. Vocational courses has diversified itself providing a wider scope for students after 10th standard. Vocational courses are an educational discipline that enables individual to acquire skills that are required for a particular trade Vocational courses are traditionally non academic and are completely related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation. Vocational course provides knowledge of the subjects as well as vocational skills. Vocational courses focus on specialised practical skills. These courses offer insight to requirements of particular types of jobs. Vocational courses provide specialised learning which is an added advantage. There are diversified courses to provide skilled manpower in the organised sector. In India, overall education can be divided into social, spiritual and vocational. Concerns related to society are covered under social education, personality development is the part of spiritual education and vocational education consists of technical education that further deals with branches like agriculture, medicine, engineering and commerce. Technical education is a skill-based education that primarily keeps the job prospects in mind. It provides training to the individual in a specific field. Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Vocationalisation of Secondary Education by the Ministry of Human Resource Development are few of the formal sources of technical education in India. Whereas self-learning and small private institutes providing short term technical course are covered under informal ones. In the past few decades, India has seen a mushrooming of many small to medium technology-based enterprises because of the easy availability of labour. Though students are opting these formal technical institutes for training but interest of students in these institutes is quite less in India. Also the rate of enrollment in these vocational institutes is very low, as there is a high drop rate at secondary level in India. To overcome these hurdles, old curriculum must be updated with a new and advanced one. Also, new institutes must be set in to provide advance information regarding this field. Classes should be more interesting and interactive with full industry participation. Students must be made aware of their growth path in the selected stream. It is not that our education system is full of flaws. We have a rich educational heritage and a very strong primary education system. Subject knowledge is extensively given in India, and Indians have vast theoretical knowledge as well as compared to developed countries, India has a good number of higher educational institutions. But on the other hand, lack of an updated curriculum and specialized technical education are the flaws in our education system. Teachers do not play any role in addition to teaching. Once these hurdles are crossed, growth in technical education can be seen in India. Institution based skill development including all vocational Training. Formal and informal apprenticeships and other types of training enterprises. Training for self employment/entrepreneurial Development. Adult learning, retraining of retired or retiring employees and lifelong learning. Non formal training including training by civic society Organizations.