In the new cabinet change, getting the responsibility of skill development along with a department like education to the same minister may seem strange to some people, but this decision has been taken under a well-thought-out strategy. Its objective is to achieve the goals of the National Policy on Education, which by the year 2025, at least 50 percent of the students studying in schools and higher educational institutions are involved in skill development or vocational education.
After the introduction of the National Education Policy, although the implementation of its recommendations started rapidly, there was a slowdown on the front related to skill development and vocational education. With the new initiative, the target of connecting all students with skill development and vocational education will be achieved on time.
This initiative to link students to vocational education in the policy has been taken after a report of the 12th Five Year Plan stated that only five percent of the Indian workforce in the age group of 19 to 24 years in the country received formal vocational education. is. At the same time, 52 percent of people in this age group in America, 75 percent of people in Germany and 96 percent of people in South Korea have such education. The need to work fast towards vocational education has been told in the policy on these grounds.