Vocational courses become a big draw for students

via The Indian Express

Even as students continue to aspire to become engineers and doctors, an opportunity to work in government offices, public and private sector undertakings has come across as the major driving force for students opting for vocational courses such as Stenography and Computer Applications.

(Illustration: CR Sasikumar)

“The two-year course in Stenography and Computer Applications not only helps students in learning shorthand and typing, it also teaches them communication skills. The course provides students an opportunity to work in the private sector as well as with all the wings of the government ,” a trainer for Stenography and Computer Applications at a government school told Chandigarh Newsline. Having learnt the course, a lot of students seek to work in the capacity of personal assistants in various government offices and public sector undertakings.

Kirti Singhal, a student who finished her schooling from Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, said, “In my senior secondary, I opted for Stenography because it provided me with the basic training in computers as well as shorthand. After finishing school, I joined a private company.” Singhal, however, said that she now plans to continue with her education and will study B.Com.

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