Himachal becomes 2nd state after Haryana to introduce NVQF

Himachal Pradesh has become the second state after Haryana to introduce Centre's National Vocational Qualitative Framework ( NVQF) Scheme.

The scheme is being implemented by the All India Technical Education Council and the National Skill Development Council and, under the scheme, 70 skill development councils would be set up and each council would be given specific trades, Director of Education Dinkar Burathoki said.

The scheme was being implemented for students of Class IX to Class XI and every student would be required to clear four levels to get the certificate.

The programme has been introduced in 100 schools and each school would be required to adopt two trades out of five -- Information Technology, Education, Retail Security, Automobile and Health Care.

Books of different trades would be prepared by experts and circulated to all the schools and laboratory equipment and tool room would be provided for practical work.

One hundred more schools would be covered under the scheme which is being funded by the Centre and the state government in the ratio of 75:25.

Source: 
The Economic Times