International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part B (2015)
Skills development of women through vocational training
Nitika Diwakar, Tauffiqu Ahamad
Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development of any country. The economy becomes more productive, innovative and competitive through the existence of more skilled human potential. Women are the most vibrant and dynamic segment as well as potentially most valuable human resources. However, despite phenomenal capabilities, India is seriously handicapped with a very weak and narrow knowledge and skills base, with 12.3% gross enrolment ratio, as compared to 21% in China, 54.6% in developed countries and the world average of 23.2%. This paper represents the concept and Meaning of Vocational Education and Training by linking it to lifelong learning. The importance of VET for under-privileged, marginalized groups and women has been pinpointed, as it is a powerful weapon against poverty and hunger, and for women’s empowerment. By focusing on the need for VET for women, it was felt that VET can make a big difference for many of the rural poor and women by improving household productivity, employability and income-earning opportunities and also for enhancing food security and promoting environmentally sustainable development and livelihoods.
How to cite this article:
Nitika Diwakar, Tauffiqu Ahamad. Skills development of women through vocational training. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(6):79-83.