But with the development of economies worldwide, the labour market became more specialized.
The demand for higher levels of skill both in government and business sector started increasing.
Vocational Education refers to a system or course of study which prepares individuals for jobs that are based on manual or practical activities.
Vocational Education is traditionally non-academic in nature and is totally related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation.
Today, youngsters look for satisfaction in the Jobs they do and thus they prefer to pursue a career or field of their interest.
Vocational education basically consists of practical courses through which one gains skills and expertise directly linked to a career in future.
Vocational education has also diversified over the 20th century.
Demand for Vocational Professionals is required more than ever in various industries such as retail, tourism, information technology, funeral services and cosmetics, as well as in the traditional crafts and cottage industries.
Whole Vocational education is a part of formal education system and the courses are offered in school grades 11 and 12, Vocational Training is outside formal education system and is open to students who leave school anywhere from grads 8 to 12.
The purpose of the programmes is to enhance individual employability, reduce the mismatch between demand and supply of skilled manpower and provide an alternative for those pursuing higher education without particular interest or purpose.