UNESCO recently released the State of Education Report (SER) in India. The report highlights the vision of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) contained in India’s new National Education Policy 2020. UNESCO formulated the TVET strategy (2016-21). The strategy is consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Education 2030 Action Plan.
It refers to the learning of technology, the mastery of practical skills, the understanding and knowledge related to the profession and various departments. Vocational and technical education and training are very important to promote youth employment and entrepreneurship. It promotes equality and gender equality. It facilitates the transition to a sustainable society and green economy.
TVET in India:
According to the UNESCO report on the state of education in India, there are currently thousands of universities in India operating under vocational bachelor’s degree programs. Approximately 10,158 state government schools provide vocational education to 1.2 million students. TVET will help India build a strong workforce. According to the National Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Policy, India’s goal is to create a workforce of 110 million people by 2022. According to the report on the state of education in India, India is currently training 10 million young people through many programs.