Vocational skills is different from academic education. Here we emphasise more on knowledge, skills and attitudes that help students handle practical challenges and work situations. Skills programs emphasise only on hands on skills. However in the vocational courses done in schools we lay emphasis on the practical skills as well as the underlying theoretical knowledge. Our focus is also on the 21st century skills required to be successful in the fast changing work place. These include communication skills, digital and financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

This emphasis on practical’s and learning a skill gives students tremendous confidence to face the real world challenges and earn their livelihood. Here we would like to share the experiences of some of our teachers and students from Maharashtra. LAQSH Job Skills Academy has teachers developing skills of the students in Electrical/Electronic and Banking & Finance skills.
The Vocational training program has given students wings and they are exploring their potential.
For us, nothing speaks more eloquently about the need for these programs for our learners and the impact it can have on their life journeys than their stories. Here are a few of them, in their voices and through the reflection of our passionate teachers. These are a few chosen stories from a rich tapestry of stories we see, in classrooms every day. Every month, we will continue highlighting these stories of inspiration, passion, change and success. After all, its stories like these, that make our work rewarding and real.

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