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Ministry of DONER, Government of India
with a view to provide composite professional training to candidates in the field of Hospitality/Travel/Tourism, Ministry of DONER, Government of India is providing one year residential training programme for North Eastern candidates at Bangalore and Mysore.

Introduction

The need for Vocational Education was felt considering the development of skilled manpower vis-à-vis beckoning future of the state especially in wake of new industrial policy and ever-increasing problems of employment generation. Like other states of the country, Sikkim is also witnessing a multitude of problems of which notable ones are the ever increasing population coupled with rapidly shrinking cultivable area, unemployment of a broader base of groups, increase in the population of educated unemployed group, changes in social structure etc. Further, the changes in technology and financial markets emergence of global markets for products and services, international competition, new form of business organizations and new business strategies and management practices are transforming the world of work, to which the youth of Sikkim should be ready to face with clan and confidence. In order to do so, they must acquire skill based training and competencies to face the competition and acquire a place for themselves where sustainable livelihood is also guaranteed and enhanced.

The vocational education programme at higher secondary stage was initiated in the year 1976 after a conceptual framework for implementation was framed and presented by NCERT. Various institutions all over India introduced Vocational Education at plus two stage of the education system and about 150 Vocational courses are being offered at different schools. These courses cover all major career areas like Agriculture, Engineering & Technology, Business and Commerce, Home Science, Humanities etc.

In light of above stated needs, the Human Resource Development Department, Govt. of Sikkim in consultation with the Apex Body of Vocational Education, PSSCIVE, Bhopal, started the Vocational Education programme in the state beginning with the academic session 2004 at all Govt. Senior Secondary Schools.

The subjects in every stream introduced in the schools were as per the ones offered by the CBSE and are being implemented in the other parts of the country. The syllabi and the scheme of studies prescribed by the CBSE were followed. The first batch of the students participated in the CBSE Higher Secondary Board Exam in the year 2006.