Vocational courses | Apprenticeship – Stipend, Job opportunity of Vocational Courses
It is not possible for everyone to study 6-7 years after tenth class especially for the poor people. So they will try to search a job and work but in this present world, the companies are demanding experts. So in these circumstances, vocational courses came into lime light. The intermediate board of education is providing 31 different types of vocational courses for the students who completed tenth class. One lakh twenty thousand students are studying the courses in 1244 junior institutes. There are few days courses and two months long term courses also. In two years course, there are subjects like medical lab technician, computer science, office assistant, accountancy and taxation, electrical, electronics, construction technology, rural engineering technology, tourism and travel, dairy, commercial garment making and designing which are having demand in the market.
There are courses like agriculture, business and commerce, computer and humanities, engineering and technical, health and paramedical and in home science fields for two years. Tenth class is the eligibility for these courses. Skills are required for these vocational courses and theory is equally important to practicals. Marks weightage is equal to both theory and practicals i.e. 50% to theory and 50% to practicals. There will be general English, general foundation and three subjects and there will be on job training for four weeks.
Vocational course is the bridge for higher education and those who passed vocational training can join in the degree course like normal students. With this bridge course, they can join in B.Sc and can attend EAMCET exam to join in medicine and engineering courses. Those who passed in vocational courses in engineering trades can join regular/ correspondent courses with 10% quota. In the same way, those who completed M.P.H.W course can join in B.Sc nursing and who passed MLT course can join in B.Sc MLT. Students who passed in Dental hygienist, clinical assistants, health and paramedical can join in medical courses with the help of bridge course and EAMCET. Students who completed agriculture and home science courses can join in B.Sc agriculture.
Apprenticeship – Stipend:
Students who learnt these job training are given apprenticeship to work better and this can be done in three years from completing vocational course. This will be conducted in the industry or hospital related to the course for one year. During this one year apprentice trainee is given an amount not less than Rs.1440 per month. Few industries and hospitals will give Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 based on the demand along with free accommodation and food. Those who completed this apprenticeship are considered they render t is one year of service.
Students who completed these vocational courses are having job offers in private and government companies and self employment is also possible. The students who selected job and studies can select the group he/she likes. Intermediate education director is conducting job fairs and providing the jobs under Rajiv udyogsri in district and state levels.