Technical Education composition: Education is the backbone of a nation. It removes superstitions, enlightens a person with knowledge and wisdom and awards him with skill to earn his livelihood. So, education is related with life and the education which is integrated with life is called technical education. Today the world is rapidly advancing towards development due to the application of specialized or technical education.
Meaning of technical education : Training in practical art and science is called technical education. Technical education is actually the learning of a particular art or science or craft by actual doing.
Classification of technical education : Technical education is two-fold. One is the engineering, medical and agricultural sectors where the pursuers trainees achieve higher degrees from colleges or universities. And the another is general technical education. No degree from any college or university is required for this education. Generally, primary or
secondary education is sufficient. For example, carpeting, mechanical, tailoring works.
Necessity of technical education: Technical education is very essential for the prosperity of a nation. It creates new prospects for employment opportunities and thereby relieves a country from the curse of unemployment. It plays an active role to sustain economic stabilities and to remove poverty from the country. Shortage of technicians is hampering our industries. So, technical education is necessary for greater production in industries. Moreover, we should transform our huge population into skilled manpower by gıving them technical education. We can also
earn a lot of foreign currencies by exporting this manpower to foreign countries. After all, the more we emphasize on technical education, the more our economy will be strong and stable.
Present condition / state of technical education : At present, there
are three stages of technical education provided by the government of Bangladesh. These are-(i) The degree stage (ii) The diploma stage and (iii) The certificate stage. About 1400 students can pursue the degree stage. On the other hand, there are 23 diploma providing institutions and 3 technical education institutions. However, the number is very insufficient comparing to the necessity.
Steps to be taken : There are mismanagement and lack of structural
facilities in implementing technical education in our country. So, for the
betterment of our country, the Government should undertake a number of initiatives to expand technical education. First of all, more technical institutions have to be set up. Then, qualified and trained teachers should be appointed, fund should be allotted for arranging educational materials and short term training courses should be provided. Besides, emphasis should be given on cottage industries, dairy industries etc. Finally,
people should also be made aware of the importance of technical education through the media .
Conclusion : In conclusion, it may be stated that there is no alternative to technical education in this age. It is only technical education that can bring success and prosperity to a nation. Therefore, considering the development of the country, the govt. and the public both should come forward to flood the light of technical education across the country.