Mumbai, 25th March 2020
Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC) has proposed a unique initiative aimed at providing vocational education to high school students which will provide them with useful skills that can ensure a job in the future. A curriculum that helps build their capabilities at a young age and appeals to their interest would encourage more students to complete their high school level education.
RAGC and the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) have identified and recognized the need for adding the vocational element to the curriculum of high school students where they are encouraged to ‘learn by doing’ and this has been the basis for the initiative. Thus, students in the 9th and 10th standards of 16 TMC schools across Thane will have the advantage of the vocational education programme designed by RAGC.
These are students from middle and lower middle class families and typically many are unable to complete their high school education due to various reasons, including loss of interest in education or needing to work to supplement the family income. The introduction of the RAGC programme will provide them with vocational education in the fields of construction, hospitality and automobiles. Their multi-skilled education foundation will stand them in good stead in the future when they are required to earn a living. 500 students will benefit from this one year program by RAGC.
Speaking about the initiative, Percy S. Chowdhry, Director,Rustomjee Group said, “RAGC has always been primed to provide the youth with the right skills and education that will enable them to contribute to the nation’s workforce. We believe that education should match industry requirements as only this will ensure that students upon completion of their education will immediately be absorbed into the relevant sectors. Introducing this vocational education programme at the high school level is one more step in the direction of making children realize the value of vocational education and the need to complete their basic education.”