Parnes(1963:5) very precisely said “Creativity is thinking and responding process that involves connecting with our previous experience, responding to stimuli (objects, symbols, ideas, people, and situations) and generally to at least one unique combination.”
Education enhances competence but is also a valuable tool for widening and advancing by and large the quality of individual life. But, it has become a tradition in India that the emphasis has been on general and technical education, where vocational education stands at the last priority. We often have a belief that those who have a fondness for pursuing Arts subjects are those who cannot dig up Science and Commerce or those who are below average in academics. But if truth be told, it’s high time to rethink. Today, proceeding toward artistic courses can lead to money-spinning career prospects equivalent to the other streams. Also this trend has now been acknowledged by various institutions and hence there is a greater push on vocational courses.
Today, Indian education system need to confront for providing skill based coaching to people ahead. Not only rural areas, but also in metro cities, there is a huge necessity for imparting the same.
Gone are the days where generations of Indians enjoyed their safety enclosures by having technical degrees and diplomas. It was assumed as a gateway to go overseas, earn status and bigger package and even a better marriage prospect. Today, we see that a silent revolution is there somewhere down the line, as young talents do something their ideals never could have thought of. This cultural shift has brought a new wave of prospective students for vocational and artistic courses by choosing careers in fashion, communication, media, dance, music, photography, animation, innovation and interior designing and many more.
Nowadays, lot many career counseling are done to make people aware about vocational courses, their significance and scope in coming years as it is believed that taking these courses would endow more employment opportunities than those provided by conventional intellectual courses. There is a biggest drawback in our education system that out majority students pursue career extraneous to their education or degrees.
These students, especially from IT background, should foresee their careers in creative field, content, poem and blog writing etc., rather than becoming simple engineers. In India, people are fanatical for Cricket and take it as the most popular game but still very little population prefers sports as a full time career, even if they are born for it. There is a need to inculcate a level of confidence in them to go for offbeat careers like Politics, event management, media planner, concept artist, clothes designer. So many options are there if we make broader viewpoint towards such courses like photography, painting, adobe Photoshop, animation etc.
The city’s cultural bodies serve a platter of workshops and activities aimed at youngsters layering maximum creative pursuits. From DJing to dance, being an RJ, painting to graffiti, dance performance, video editing to event production there are openings everywhere to polish certain skills.
It can be concluded by believing that Art help build self esteem and sense of pride when you work hard to bring life in your artistic works. Art helps to improve one’s alertness and improve the cognitive abilities. This is because to succeed in vocational career, one needs to observe something, strive to reconstruct it and then to correlate it with reality so that the world once again start believing in you, your talent and not only your credentials.