Samagra Shiksha is an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class 12. One of its major objectives is promoting vocational education for classes 9 to 12 by integrating it with general academics. While the scheme covers 55 job roles across 19 sectors, Tata STRIVE’s role is limited to the hospitality sector, both in Ladakh and Telangana where more than 200 learners in Ladakh and 400 learners in Telangana are benefitting annually.
Tata STRIVE has identified schools as an important growth engine that would help us realise our goal of impacting 2.5 million lives by FY 2025. However, more than numbers, we believe more vocational based school education would improve the employability of youth. As well as help clear the social taboos associated with vocational education in the long run. Today, due to the lack of formal vocational education at the school level, learners enter the vocational education late and as the last resort and hence find it difficult to build a career post training.
Tata STRIVE’s interventions in the school space started with the implementation of the Samagra Shiksha programme across 6 schools in Ladakh, training learners from classes 9 to 12 in the hospitality trade. Our work in Ladakh schools has been duly recognised, and in FY 23 our interventions were extended to 13 schools in Telangana under the Samagra Shiksha scheme.