Haryana education minister Geeta Bhukkal said Haryana would be the first state in the country to introduce vocational courses for students atschool level as Union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal and Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would launch this pilot project at Gurgaon on September 3.
Interacting with mediapersons at Jhajjar on Monday, Bhukkal said that this unique project would add yet another chapter to promotion of education in the state.
This project would run under National Vocational Education and Qualification Framework.
Under this pilot project, she said, eight districts of the state had been selected and this project would be started in five schools of each district. Along with district Jhajjar, this project would be launched in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rohtak, Ambala, Palwal, Mewat and Yamunanagar districts, she added.
Referring to the aim of introducing vocational course at school level, Bhukkal said that this project included four vocational courses like IT, Retail, security and automobile along with basic education. She said that students could avail of the employment opportunities to their maximum after doing these courses at school level.