Vocational training for new age careers

A girl receives vocational training in computers at a Smile Foundation centre

Ensuring graduates have the abilities required for a job plays a crucial part in helping them find employment and inspiring emerging professionals to succeed in their new career path. It is here that the importance of vocational skills comes in. Students who don’t have the requisite abilities will struggle in their new role right away. They can begin to feel insecure and unsure of what to do. Businesses who hire them will also experience frustration as a result of their time and money losses. They are forced to teach new hires lacking the understanding and skills necessary to perform the duties for which they were employed. There is a dire need to support and donate for education and vocational skill training initiatives to fill this gap.

Idea of Vocational Training

Vocational education is the kind of instruction or training that gives you the information and abilities that direct you toward a career. Simply put, vocational training gets you ready for a career. To develop one’s talents, one might turn to formal or informal study. With career training, usually referred to as vocational education, you may transfer valuable talents from classrooms to the workplace.

Why is vocational training necessary?

Imagine earning your degree and getting the job of your dreams. You enter the field having stuffed years’ worth of information about your career. What if you lacked any prior experience?

You require vocational training for this; to get you ready for the field. Here are all the ways that showcase the importance of vocational skills.

  •  Fast Jobs

Who would you choose for a position requiring skill? One who exclusively depends on scholarly knowledge or one who has been prepared for such in particular?

We are all aware that the latter offers better employment prospects. The goal of vocational training is to prepare for a certain career. One will be in a good position to acquire rapid jobs because of this.

  • Economic Sustainability

Nowadays, finding a job is challenging. Finding skilled staff, however, is also difficult. Vocational education fills the labour market deficit for skilled people. Thus, it is reciprocal. This aims to guarantee economic stability and sustainable development. 

  • Getting Used to the Workplace

Jobseekers will be able to swiftly adjust to their workplace if they have undergone vocational training. They could possibly be able to effectively resolve the problems. As a result, one’s chances of promotion directly rise.

Development of skills and career opportunities

Possibilities for vocational learning are essential for developing skills and increasing employability. The gap between theoretical knowledge and practical capabilities can best describe the importance of vocational skills. In non-vocational studies, students may invest several hours in researching a wide range of topics. They spend a lot of time in the library and on computers performing research and producing papers that help them continue to expand their theoretical concepts in a number of subjects, thus their class time often only lasts a few hours each week.

They frequently devote a lot of time to researching theory, concepts, and methods employed by other industry experts even within their own field of study. Compared to students who are enrolled in a vocational education programme, they have much less possibilities to put these theories into practice. These students’ career options and paths to the workforce are severely constrained since their theoretical knowledge lacks the practical job experience that would enable them to move from a course of study into a real-world profession. When the students graduate and enter the workforce, this might occasionally provide problems.

But this problem is fixed for students who are enrolled in vocational programmes of instruction. Each week, students spend hours acquiring practical skills linked to their chosen industry in the hands-on workshops. Due to the fact that students in these institutions spend more time investigating real-world employment options that will help them qualify for their future careers, class time tends to be longer than their outside research time. They give more importance to practical skills.

Additionally, students have access to classes that will guide them through opportunities to utilise the highly specialised tools and settings that they need to do their professions effectively. They may really test out their own talents while still in school, rather than just studying about this kind of technology or how it can be beneficial in the workplace. They already have the necessary experience to start working when time comes for them to transfer to a real job. They will be able to become a valued employee and advance in their career more quickly since they won’t have to spend time learning how to use the machinery in the field.


Therefore, the need for vocational skills and training for today’s generation is more important than ever. Understanding the importance of this, Smile Foundation has been preparing underprivileged youth from slums across India to capably fit into positions in the current job market. We also have a vocational education programme designed specifically to train and empower girls from remote rural areas across India. To make a contribution and donate for education and vocational skill training for employment, visit https://donate.smilefoundationindia.org/tayyari-kal-ki


Smile Foundation

Smile Foundation is an NGO in India that directly benefits over 15,00,000 children and their families every year. We have more than 400 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood, and women's empowerment in over 2,000 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.

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