Demand for vocational courses | Job opportunities for candidates of vocational courses

October 20th, 2010| Education, Jobs.

Demand for vocational courses | Job opportunities for candidates of vocational courses

The importance for vocational courses which are based on 10th class is increasing.  ‘Job Melas’ are specially carried out for those candidates who finish these vocational courses. And these candidates are getting jobs quickly. The ‘job melas’ which were once conducted for highly qualified people are now available for candidates who are completing vocational courses. As the manufacturing and service fields are growing rapidly, the number of job melas also has increased from the last 2 years.

Planning commission has suggested the states to create 500 million trade experts by the end of 2022. That assures that there would be no hardships for those candidates who finish these courses and for these vocational courses also.

Demand

Intermediate board, Setwin etc are offering short-term vocational courses. Short-term courses are offered in those subjects who have demand. Candidates who do not have economic capacity are attracted to these courses. Intermediate board is offering Data Entry Operation, Office Assistants, Paramedical Courses, Retail marketing, Accountancy, Salesmanship, Electrical and Electronics, Building Construction, Automobile Engineering Technology, Embroidery, Zigzag, Cookery, Receptionist, Tourism management etc which are suited for the changing situations. Various organizations are waiting to induct these candidates. 10,557 candidates have joined as apprentices in the last two years. 7,000 candidates have joined different organizations. Authorities have conducted 34 job melas in various districts in Andhra Pradesh. These candidates are being paid a minimum salary of Rs.3,500 to 5,500. Remuneration increases with seniority.

Many Industries

As the number of hospitals, hotels, electrical, electronic companies, shopping malls and super markets are increasing; the demand for candidates who have done the related courses is also increasing. Companies like Amara Raja Batteries, BHEL, Vizag Steel Plant, Microwave, Reliance, Jersey, Visakha Diary, Malhotra products, Solar semiconductors and Navata has recruited these candidates through ‘job melas’. Shar center authorities have also attended these ‘job melas’. District co-operative Banks are showing interest to recruit candidates in various posts like Data Entry operators. So this gives a chance to get jobs by attending job melas conducted in districts without actually applying for the posts. The company management is also encouraging the candidates to pursue higher education through distance mode.

Up to 2006 no job melas were conducted for tenth or intermediate candidates.  With the increase in technical needs and the development of information media the demand for the vocational training candidates increased. As a result the job melas are also being conducted frequently. Organizations like Genpact are recruiting students with just intermediate qualification and encouraging them to complete their graduation through distance mode.

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