Vocational Education and Training for Women: A Gender Divide Perspective

Vocational Education and Training for Women: A Gender Divide Perspective

Shikha Jyoti Deka (Progressive Education Society's Modern College of Arts, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8443-8.ch007

Abstract

Emphasizing on the need for greater skill development efforts in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his campaign “Skill India” in July 2015. The recommenced and vigorous focus on skill development, which is noticeable in various government and non-government initiatives, underlines the evolving importance of skill development. This chapter tries to address the demand and implementation of skill development and training program for a highly disposed yet enormously untended segment of the society (i.e., rural women). By taking the example of two states, namely, Assam and Maharashtra, the chapter discusses on the current context, aptness, and predilection of the rural female folk; the perception; and recommends attainable solutions. Additionally, it highlights the evolving customized region-specific solutions that take into account various traditional, social, cultural, and demographic aspects.
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Assam And Maharashtra: Two Thought-Provoking Case Studies

The scope of this study expands to two distinct yet apposite cases of Assam and Maharashtra:

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