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Achieving Development Goals:Impact of Vocational Programmes of Tamil Nadu Open University

M.S.Palanichamy M.S.Palanichamy
Tamil Nadu Open University

P.Thiyagarajan P.Thiyagarajan
Tamil Nadu Open University

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     Last modified: October 16, 2006
     Presentation date: 11/01/2006 10:00 AM in NT Portland B
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Open and Distance Learning has emerged as a powerful instrument for augmenting opportunities in the field of vocational education. The objectives of the study are to develop the competency and skills of the learners after completion of TNOU Vocational Education Programmes for their livelihood. Using innovative technology both print and multimedia approach the nine Programmes viz House-Electrician, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technician, Four Wheeler Mechanism, Health-Assistant, Pre-Primary Teacher Training, Garment Making, DTP, Plumbing and Catering are offered for immediate employment to the learners. Well-developed practical manual and in plant practical training are provided to the learners to improve their skills. Community Colleges are the service providers for these programmes and they have collaboration with industries for providing practical training and placement. The profiles of the 25,000 learners are school dropouts in the age group of 15-20 who do not have any qualification. 50 percent of the learners are employed in the industries after completion of their study. Thus the Vocational Education of TNOU address achieving development goals through Open and Distance and technology mediated learning.

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