The state of Himachal Pradesh is set to introduce 15 vocational courses for class 9 students from the 2020-21 academic session. The courses that have been approved amount to 15 in number and they are planned to be taught for 2 years.
Pandit Sunder Lal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal has been commissioned to develop the syllabi for the subjects.
The said courses have been devised to create industry-readiness in the students. The courses amount to orientation and training in different vocations in various sectors like IT, ITS, healthcare, media, beauty and wellness, tourism, electronics,, etc.
There is a differentiation of subjects depending on the class. The courses that have been approved for class 9 include assistant beauty therapist, unarmed security guard, sewing machine operator, field technician, data entry operator, home health aid, automotive service technician.
In class 11, the subjects will be pursued in their advanced versions. There will be new courses to pursue also, these will include the job role of floriculturist, general duty assistant, junior software developer, texturing artist, sales associate, tour guide, beauty therapist, etc.
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