Vocational Training Skills For The Deaf: A Necessity Or A Desire?
The term “vocation” refers to the measure of suitability of how apt a career may be, based on certain abilities and skills. Vocational training or training in marketable skills prepares an individual to step into the real world, confident and skilled enough to be able to look for a respectable job. This may seem like a pretty ordinary initiative that’s taken by many deaf schools around the world, but in reality this is the most important step to ensure that a deaf person becomes independent enough to be able to live on his own without needing to depend on anyone else for the fulfillment of his basic needs.
Significance of Vocational Training:
In many communities, there is a common misconception that deaf people are either mentally challenged or physically handicapped. They are not expected to carry out everyday routine tasks without supervision or assistance that hearing people can otherwise. Due to this, many hearing people still strongly believe that deaf people are dependent, and forever will be because they can’t hear and therefore, can’t do anything else that hearing people are capable of doing well. When deaf people are given training in marketable skills their employment opportunities increase, it builds their experience, they can have better career options, and their technical skills can be improved. This not only gives them a sense of achievement at the end of the day, but also eliminates the misconception of put forward by the society.
Deaf Reach Schools: What We Offer:
All Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centers provide academic literacy, formal education and vocational training skills to its students in state-of-the-art facilities. All branches of Deaf Reach Schools are equipped with labs offering vocational training skills in courses such as IT skills, cooking and nutrition, arts, handicrafts, weaving, sewing, embroidery, screen printing, and tailoring. These courses are offered to all students, ages 12 and over.
These marketable skills are important for the deaf because they: