Technical and Vocational Skills through ODFL with reference to Pakistan
Technicians working in the field rarely get the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and skills through trainings, workshops, symposiums or courses due to their working conditions. It has been observed that potential of ODFL is up-grading knowledge of Technical and Vocational skills courses, programs. In view of this the Faculty of Sciences of AIOU has launched technical and vocational skills Courses both in urban and rural areas all over the Country. These programs are open to semi-literate and literate people, open for both sexes, open for all socio-economic classes, open to working and non-working groups, open for urban and rural areas, open to place of study either at home or on the job and open for the learners to fix their own time for Study. The Agro-tech course Farms Machinery, Electrical wiring, House Hold Electrical Appliance, Basic Electronics, Radio Servicing, Auto-mechanics, have been launch through ODFL. These programs are improving the level of knowledge and skills by using correspondence, radio and T.V Programs printed materials well illustrated correspondence, and in easy language. The Technical courses also supported by the face-to-face system for the practical in the laboratories and workshops. The study shows that minor problems with the technical courses are still there but by the careful planning and implementing recommendations of this study can minimize the problems in Pakistan and at large in commonwealth countries. // Paper ID: 54
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