The origin of Vocational Education can be traced from the Vedic
Period. It descended from parents to children in the beginning. Later on in the
middle ages it was given an Institutional shape. The importance of
Vocationalisation has been stressed by several commissions set up for
suggesting reforms in Education. If the students are well equipped with
necessary skills and competencies in some Vocation at Secondary or Higher
Secondary level, they can face the life with confidence and also supplement
their family income.
The National Policy on Education (1986) anticipates that education
develops manpower for different levels of economy and the gap between the
school and the world of work should be bridged. Kothari Commission was
most emphatic to recommend vocationalisation of education. In order to
achieve the Vocationalisation of Education, Government of India introduced the
present existing system of Vocational Education at +2 stages.