Providing quality vocational education with an emphasis on skill development at secondary and senior secondary stage (Class 9 to Class 12) is a priority of Government of India, as well as of GNCTD. In the absence of any other dedicated government institute in Delhi leading the design, material development and pedagogical excellence of vocational training courses in schools, the restructured SCERT shall have a dedicated division to cater to the same. This division will also provide academic leadership for training and material development for work experience subject at elementary level.
Further, given the dynamic nature of trades that may be in demand for vocational education over time, this division will have permanent faculty only at the level of Associate Professor for 5-6 major vocational areas (e.g. as IT and IT enabled services, engineering, tourism and hospitality, business and management, health and beauty wellness etc.) that aren’t expected to become irrelevant over time. All junior faculty (Assistant Professors), who will have expertise in specific vocational specializations, will be hired on contractual basis to cater to the current mix of trades offered under vocational education in DoE schools.