Title: USEFULNESS OF SKILL ORIENTED VOCATIONAL TRAINING ON DIESEL ENGINE REPAIRING
Authors: P. J. Joshi1 and R. F. Thakor2
Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat
Keywords: income, knowledge, skill, training
Year: June 2023
Abstract: Introduction of effective skill training programs in agriculture and allied sectors is of immense necessity for paving the way to a bright future of the youths. Gujarat Vidyapith Krishi Vigyan Kendra -Valsad, Gujarat attempted to impart a vocational training on Diesel Engine repairing and maintenance for rural youth. As it offers non-farm-based earning opportunity to the local youth. The study was conducted in the three talukas viz. Kaparada, Dharampur and Pardi blocks of the Valsad district of Gujarat. Out of 60 respondents who undergone skill training 46 was purposively selected. The structured interview schedule was prepared and the responses of the ex- trainees were collected. The data collected were then analyzed through Statistical tools such as per cent, mean, standard deviation, t test etc. The calculated t value (0.74) based on the data was found highly significant. This indicates significant difference in knowledge before and after training. Using the skills acquired during training, respondents were able to earn additional income.