Skill education is getting all the focus and attention both from the central government and J&K administration. The thrust on vocational education is so visible that 70000 students of 9th to 12th being covered every year in Jammu and Kashmir.
Realizing the significance of vocational training in furthering business preferences for students, the Jammu and Kashmir government is laying focused attention on promoting this vital sector at all levels enhancing youth’s technical skills for a specific job.
The administration, as a sequel to bring about qualitative enhancement at all levels of education in the Union Territory, established the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) by merging existing State Institutes of Education (SIE) and District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET).
The move was aimed at mainstream teacher education and curriculum reforms besides providing academic research, extension and training support in the field of school education throughout the UT.
According to official details, the Skill Hub Initiative has also been implemented in 40 schools for out of school youth under Vocational Education. Vocational Education is being imparted in 714 Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools in 14 different trades across the UT. Besides, with the inauguration of 626 Vocational labs by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, the total number of this vital facility in J&K has reached 850. The government is extending vocational education to 70000 students from 9th to 12th every year with most of them getting employment in their relevant fields.