Vocational Training

Vocational Training

Vocational training is training for a specific career or trade, excluding the professions. Vocational training focuses on practical applications of skills learned, and is generally unconcerned with theory or traditional academic skills. A large part of the education in vocational schools is hands-on training. Vocational training thus provides a link between education and the working world. Trade schools offer both degree programs and vocational certificates

When developing customized vocational service for students with special needs, Nishtha Special Schools focuses on:

  • Individual needs and abilities
  • Independent living skill development
  • Personal interests and goals

Pre-vocational skills for students with disabilities include:

  • Time management
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Personal hygiene and appearance
  • Responsibility and integrity
  • Attitude and demeanour

Vocational skills examples include:

  • Work readiness
  • Interview and job search skills
  • Social and communication skills
  • Task analysis
  • Career choice
  • Safety

Nishtha Special School helps students prepare for independence in private and work lives by providing vocational and pre-vocational programs. The school provides students with opportunities to work while learning. These opportunities expand their experiences and give positive experiences by working as skilled professionals. The activities help students achieve their goals such as performance, exploration and communication, as outlined in their individualized education plan (IEP).