In a bid to make school education skill-oriented, the Delhi government is planning to introduce eight new vocational streams including beauty and wellness, automobile and travel and tourism, in 200 schools.
The streams, to be offered to students from class 9 to 12, will have four levels A,B,C and D.
The eight streams which will also include retail, financial marketing management, general duty assistant in health care, information technology, and security, are likely to be offered in the schools from October this year.
"We have recently signed an MoU with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to offer these streams and are now in process of finalising training partners. Though this will take another month we are trying to squeeze as much a possible so that we can do substantial teaching this year," Director of Education, Padmini Singhla told PTI.
"After we finalise the training partners, we will enter into tripartite agreement with Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), sector skill council and the training partner.
"The project is being carried under the RMSA and state government is providing substantial budgeting. Earlier the funding used to come from RMSA only," she added.
Following the agreement, the training partners will start the recruitment of teachers and trainers.