Objectives of the study:
Base line survey of school-industry linkages in states and identification of the strength and weaknesses.
Feasibility study of establishment school-industry linkage in a school.
Strengthening and establishment of the school-industry linkage in ten selected vocational school in four different states.
To set up Production cum Training center as facilitator for school industry linkage.
Monitoring and evaluation of established school linkage/production cum training center.
2 schools from districts of Bhopal, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Kota and Jhansi
Progress report of the school
Design of the study:
Vocational Education is an important programme for the student. Aim of this programme is to prepare student for world of work through self or wage employment. Success of vocational programme depends upon availability of all resources viz. Instruction material, equipment, full time teacher, work shop for practical work OJT and school industry linkages.
For complete training in the course, it is necessary that student are acquainted with real world of work by making strong linkage with industries to vocational school. It will create interest in student to acquire more knowledge and skill.
Hence school industry linkage has been made important component in vocational education programme. Linkage will help in development of confidence in students. It is necessary that concept of visit to industries, expert lecture, on the job training and Production cum training should be properly introduced in the training programme.
It has been observed that when basic facilities like full time teacher, tools, equipment and raw material facilities and effective linkages with industries are available in school then it strengthen vocational education programme. Teacher is very important factor, teacher understand the concept of school-industry linkage, so that student can be well exposed to world of work through effective linkage. In the case of schools of Nagpur, two teacher per course have been appointed so that school industry linkage could be developed effectively whereas in schools of MP, teachers have not been appointed on regular basis, help of part time teacher is being taken in running the programme. Besides lab facilities are not well equipped in MP schools. It make students more uncomfortable during study. Linkage developed with industries could develop more confidence among the student.
Keyword(s): Action Research, School-Industry Linkage