DON BOSCO TECHNICAL / VOCATION EDUCATION TRAINING NETWORK
The Salesians of Don Bosco, a leading non-governmental agency in India/South Asia are committed to prepare the young for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the field of technical training towards youth empowerment and capacity building in diverse occupations. This has been achieved through the integration of robotics, artificial intelligence, digitalization and automation that promote innovation and will drive economic return through differentiation in the changing workforce scenario.
Don Bosco Technical Institutes have increasingly been investing in the future of vocational education to equip the vulnerable young with the acumen and skills necessary for businesses / manufacturing industries across the world. The type of Vocational and Education courses being offered include Vocational Education and Training (VET), Career and Technical Education (CTE), Industrial Training Institutes (ITI’s), Polytechnics and other technical institutions (both formal and non-formal), where the youth are motivated to acquire skills towards self-employment and entrepreneurship.
Today there are 120 Formal and nearly 100 non-Formal Don Bosco Technical Education Institutions belonging to 12 Provinces of the South Asia Region engaged in training young people across the country. The first “Don Bosco Technical School” opened in Shillong, Meghalaya in 1932 and continues to educate the poor youth.
Don Bosco Institutions provide students with an opportunity to become good, honest and responsible citizens ready to lead, serve and transform society through the three foundation pillars of 'Reason, Religion and Loving kindness'. The system of education that emerged from these principles of Don Bosco is popularly known as the Preventive System and is followed in all our Don Bosco Institutions.