Innovative Model of Vocational Education and Training in Schools


The Project on “Innovative Model of Vocational Education and Training in Schools” is being implemented in 10 schools from 2019-2020. The project has been designed to implement creative and innovative educational ideas through pre-vocational education programme from Classes 6 to 8 and development of employability and vocational skills through vocational education and training from Classes 9 to 12. The teachers are using a well-designed learning outcome based vocational curriculum which is being implemented within a broad framework of skill standards and guidelines. Instruction is student-directed and personalized, often using technology to accomplish the goal of ‘learning by doing’ and promoting innovations in teaching-learning.
The project, which is being implemented by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India under the SamagraShiksha.

Project Objectives

Innovation involves doing something new or doing existing things in a new or different way.

To introduce pre-vocational education from classes VI to VIII for exposing students to the various career opportunities in the world of work ;

To offer demand driven Vocational Education and Training programme from classes IX to XII for gainful employment and lifelong learning opportunities ; and

To develop effective strategies for strengthening the implementation of various components of vocationalisation of education in schools.


Funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India through the National Council of Educational Research and Training.
Executed by the PSSCIVE, Bhopal.

Key Features

Introduction of pre-vocational education for students of class 6-8
Industry aligned vocational courses national occupational standards
Professional development of vocational teachers/ trainers by master trainers
Vocational skills training by teachers and local experts
Skill competitions for the students
Performance-based assessment and evaluation
Skill Achiever of the Year
Vocational career guidance and counselling
Competency based assessment and certification
Technology integration in teaching-learning using digital learning resources

Strategies and Components

Strategies adopted in the implementation of the project focuses on meeting the challenges of preparing vocational students for 21st century skills and vocational skills.

Organizational changes through applications of new tools, systems and processes.
Professional development of vocational teachers/ trainers.
Increased number of teacher learning hours (2000 hrs) of vocational training

Project Intervention

Project Schools

Status of MHRD Funded Project on Implementation of Innovative Model of Vocational Education and Training in 10 Schools.

Demonstration Multipurpose Schools

DMS Bhopal
Domenstration Multipurpose School (DMS)
RIE Campus, Shyamla Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
DMS Bhubaneshwar
Domenstration Multipurpose School
RIE Campus, Unit 9, Sachivalaya Marg, Near NICCO Park, Bhubaneshwar,Odisha
DMS Ajmer
Domenstration Multipurpose School
RIE Campus, D.P. Chaudhary Marg, Pushkar Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan
DMS Mysuru
Domenstration Multipurpose School
RIE Campus, Manasagangothri, Mysuru, Karnataka

Government Schools

GHSS Sehore MP
Govt. Higher Secondary School
Ramnagar, Icchhawar, Sehore, Madhya Pradesh
Chilka NHS Odisha
Chilika Nodal High School
Barkul, Khordha, Odisha
GJC Narsapura
Govt. Jr. College
Main Road, Near Collector Bungalow, Narsapura Dist. Kolar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
GHSS Bhilwara
Govt. Higher Secondary School
Gageda, Hurda, Bhilwara, Rajasthan
KKSM HSS Tripura
Kamini Kumar Singha Memorial Higher Secondary School
Ward No. 18, Agartala Municipal Corporation, Tripura (W)
Mynken CHSS Meghalaya
Mynken Christen Hr. Secondary School
BPO,Bhoirymbong, Via Umaiam, Umsning Block District RiBhoi,Meghalaya


Professional Development of Vocational Teachers/Trainers

Prepare teachers and students as innovators in VET through mentoring and better opportunities of continuous skills training by linking off the-job training to specific on-the-job work practices.
Providing greater space for experimentation on new and innovative ways of teaching-learning.

Expected Project Outcomes

Exposure of students to a variety of career opportunities and skill based activities from class VI to VIII.
Improved employability skills and vocational knowledge and skills of students from class IX to XII for enhancing employability.
Recommendations on the strategies for effective implementation of vocationalisation of education in schools.

Prevocational Education Resources for Class 6 - 8

Project Management

Sector Skill Councils