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What are vocational courses and how can they help you in career?

Oct 5, 2017 18:28 IST
Everything you want to know about vocaional courses
Everything you want to know about vocaional courses

Vocational courses are defined as ones that give practical skills to a student or individual in a certain field. These courses generally aim at preparing individuals for a specialized career and help in upgrading the career. Programs under vocational courses are quite direct in their purpose and tailor made so that an individual is completely job-ready. Vocational courses generally indicate that an individual has necessary skills to perform in a particular profession or a field.

Benefits of vocational courses:

•    Combined benefit of traditional knowledge and vocational skills.
•    The focus is on specialized knowledge only.
•    Realistic insight of the industry for which the training is given.
•    Vocational courses are much more dynamic as they make students aware of ongoing trends in the global market with the help of practical knowledge.
•    These courses also act as the bridge between the skilled manpower required and available in the market.
•    Programs offered are shorter, less expensive and aimed at the needs of the industry.
•    Most of the programs require high school completion with basic knowledge of Mathematics and English.
•    They can be taken online as well because of convenient and easy learning process.

Below are some of the most popular vocational courses in India:

Telecommunication
Telecommunication is defined as the transmission of signs, messages, written information, images and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems. It generally helps with the long distance communication via various medium like TV, telephone, satellite, internet, etc. Telecom sector is the fastest growing sector in India and as per TRAI- Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, number of mobile phone subscribers in India have reached 1009.46 million as of May 2015. Rise of newer technologies like 3G and 4G is giving rise to huge demand of qualified and skilled professionals in the field of telecommunication. The sector is quite vast giving wide range of career opportunities on hardware and software front. Now a days, every sector (aviation, ports, health, public utilities or the government) are in need of telecommunication services as being connected with the world has become more important than ever.

Career opportunities
After taking Diploma course in Telecommunication Technology /Electronics or Certificate course in Telecom and Wireless Professional telecommunications, a person can join the industry as testing engineer, software engineer, customer support staff, product manager, power distributor, installer, power reactor operator, design development, quality assurance, servicing, sales and marketing, research development, etc. Telecom companies like Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone, etc. also prefer individuals with talent and education in designing, installing and troubleshooting networks.

Photography
Photography is the combination of science, art and technology for creating long-lasting images by recording light or electromagnetic radiations by either electronics or chemical means. As a professional photographer you have to do much more than just to simply take photographs as it is also defines as an art of capturing and redefining the moment. A photographer can make you see a situation with a different perspective by effectively using different lighting techniques or positioning. These days we have different image editing software like Picasa and Photoshop to enhance and change the elements of the photograph. Most photographers develop love for photography at an early age and photography related vocational courses can help your hobby to give direction into a lucrative career with proper training and teaching.

Career opportunities

To pursue career in photography, you need to have an eye for detail, creativity and imagination. With the help of the photography vocational course, one can learn to shoot various shades of life through lens. You have various career options available in the field of photojournalism and some of them are:  fashion and advertising, nature and wildlife, travel or event specific photography. Initially you can start your career as an assistant photographer or can take up freelance projects. One of the most exciting and dynamic job in the field of photography is photojournalism where you need to take newsworthy photographs which can go with important stories. You can find jobs in photo studios, newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies and website design agencies. A commercial photographer earns well as mainly focus on advertising a particular product, brand or service.

Foreign Languages
It is an essential to be proficient at a language to communicate with ease and due to globalization, globalization foreign language learning can be beneficial to any type of international level business. This can be any language not spoken in the native country of the person. Not knowing foreign languages can be a barrier when you are applying for a job or to a college. Easy communication allows you to also learn about the culture and way of life of other country.

Career opportunities

And as a foreign language expert who knows languages like French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish, you can apply for jobs in teaching, freelancing, translation, technical decoder and interpretation fields. You can also become a tour guides.

Vocational courses can be really good for students who know what they want to pursue as a career and do not want to study ten different subjects while doing course for a specific skill.

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