Just 2 per cent of India’s youth and only about 7 per cent of the whole working age population have received vocational training, a recently survey by National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) in 2009-10 revealed, according to a Times of India report. The survey covered 4.6 lakh people.
As in the past, hereditary learning or learning on the job continue to generate more skills than the whole formal vocational training set up of the country which includes 8,800 ITI's and 450 polytechnics. Hereditary learning - carrying on the family's trade like farming or pottery making - is the source of needed skills for 1.8 per cent while learning on the job teaches 1.7 per cent of the people between 15 and 59 years of age. In this age group, only 1.6 per cent persons had got formal vocational training.
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