PANJIM: In a bid to allow the high secondary schools to complete the On Job Training (OJT) of the students from vocational stream by May 25, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) has granted relaxation to the schools, wherein they can invite industrial experts in the institution for practical training, rather than just holding industrial training.
Currently, students offering CRM/B&C/Tourism Based Vocational Courses are sent for two months training after first Terminal Examination.
In a circular issued to the heads of higher secondary schools, the Goa Board Secretary Geraldina Mendes has said that the Board of Studies (Vocational Courses) has decided to conduct OJT either through industrial training or hands on training by inviting industrial experts in the institution.
The institutions are also asked to explore other innovative method to suit the particular course.
Meanwhile, the GBSHSE noted that the OJT has not been completed by some schools and hence has directed to complete the same by May 25. The schools are also asked to limit the duration of the training to two weeks, and to submit the grades to the Board by May 27.
In view of COVID-19 pandemic, the schools were not in position to deploy students for OJT.
The objective of Industrial training is to make available students the feel of the actual working environment and to gain practical knowledge and skills, which in turn will motivate, develop and build their confidence. Industrial training is also expected to provide the students the basis to identify their key operational area of interest.