Education may be divided into two classes general and technical. The education which provides special practical knowledge and skills in known as technical education. It is different from general education. General education aims at filling the mind with general knowledge of arts and sciences. Technical education is training in practical arts and science. It means learning particular art or science by actual practice. The people who have special technical skills and knowledge are called technicians. Carpenter, drivers, mechanics, engineers, doctors, pilots, and so on are technicians.
There are various branches of technical education such as engineering, commercial, medical, industrial, and agricultural. The present education system of Bangladesh may be broadly divided into three major stages, viz. general education, madrasa education, and technical education.
The prosperity of a country depends on her industry and industry again depends on technical knowledge. No nation can develop without a large number of technically qualified men. Infect, the most prosperous countries are those that have advanced in technical education. The government tries to ensure that the course curriculum should be relevant to students’ interests and aspirations while at the same time it should address the needs of the job market.
Technical education plays a vital role in the development of a country. Technicians are needed in every field of construction. The aims of technical education are to prepare people with the necessary skill to work practically in a particular field. It solves the problem of unemployment. For the students whose interests are not strictly academic may find technical-vocational programs more interesting and more valuable for their future.
Technical education unquestionably promotes the economic status of the nation. If a country has more production of goods, it can feed its people easily. Bangladesh is a developing country. She needs a man with technical education to make her develop in all respects. But the offers limited facilities for technical education. There are more than seventy technical institutions all over Bangladesh. She needs hundreds of technicians now and will need more in the near future. She imports many foreign technical hands and different fields of her activities. Thus a large amount of foreign currency is spent on them every year. Our government has paid attention to this matter.
Technical education helps the industrialization of our country. It provides employment to a good number of citizens. Technical education is very important to solve the problem of unemployment. Technical hands cannot be unemployed. They help in very fields. It helps our country develop. Technical education aims at making a person fit for a particular vocation in life by imparting both theoretical and practical knowledge. If they start their own business, they can provide job opportunities to other educated people. Thus technical education helps us to alleviate the gravity of the problem of unemployment. The object is to provide the young learners with a sure foothold in the battle of life. Even he can earn himself. He need not have to look for employment anywhere.
Technical education is a crying need of the time. The economic progress of the nation depends on technical hands. Without technical and vocational education our economy cannot be improved. So technical education should be based on general education. Every country should give high priority on technical education to uplift the prosperity of the nation.