Corner : Deep dive by Javeria Asad
Today I am blending my thoughts into words about a very thought-provoking topic which will eventually lead to re think about our educational system.
What our schools are not teaching which they should teach??
When I analyze this topic the first thought that popped in my mind was vocational training. It refers to a skill-based program that enables students to obtain knowledge, training, and practical skills in a specific trade. It is often referred to as technical or career education as it helps students develop skills in a particular discipline. In addition, they focus more on application-based training rather than theoretical knowledge.
Charles Allen Prosser is known as the father of vocational education. His aim was to improve the education system of the country which later reforms the world. His founded school Charles Allen Prosser School of Technology offers a diverse set of vocational classes including Culinary Arts, Computers Operations, Auto-body Repair, HVAC Technicians, airplane mechanics, and electrician classes among many others.
In conclusion, the students who complete these courses are better at a job than those who only receive an academic education. Also, it is an asset of the country that helps the economy to develop and grow. In addition, there is a high demand for these skilled people in both the government and the business sector. Above all, it benefits students, society, the nation, and employers. And this training leads the youth towards entrepreneurship.
The unemployment rate among graduates rose alarmingly to 16.3% in 2017-20 from 5.3% in 2006-07, reveals the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). So this vocational training can benefit students to start their own business as per their skilled expertise. And this step will strengthen the economy of the country too.