NEWS

Bringing Pragmatism into Skilling the Nation

Is a USD 5 trillion economy yet another symbolic gesture akin to a target set in 2015 to skill 500 million by 2022? Unless the root issues such as education, skilling and job creation are not addressed we will continue to miss the boat in leveraging our demographic...

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How Skilling India Can Be Better

With 40 national skilling programmes run by at least 20 ministries and departments, one would expect India to have moved a great deal closer to its own target of achieving the ‘Skill Capital of the World’ tag. Hence, why has impact of skills training been so low?...

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Articles

Skilling the youth of India

According to a data published in the Make In India achievement report, it is estimated that in the next 20 years, the labour force in the industrialized world is expected to decline by 4 percent, while in India it will increase by 32 percent.  India is at an...

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case studies

Leveraging the Power of Apprenticeships – A NETAP Event

India Apprenticeship Forum and NETAP Take Centre Stage The National Employability through Apprenticeship Program (NETAP) and the India Apprenticeship Forum (IAF) partnered to organise a felicitous interactive discussion on “Leveraging the Power of Apprenticeships for...

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policy

What Job Creation Needs in India

With a new government at the helm, all eyes are turned towards making India the Skill Capital of the world and reaping benefits from the huge demographic dividend the country is blessed with. From Skill India to Digital India, a plethora of skilling initiatives were...

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3X Increase in Apprenticeship Stipend

This is being suggested by NITI Aayog to ramp up the popularity of the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) both among candidates and reduce the financial burden on companies. The finance ministry has received a proposal to increase apprenticeship stipends...

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Research

videos

Apprenticeship programs at Atkins

If you would like to pursue your dream of solving complex technical problems or would like to bring about change in the society through scientific means whether or not you are an engineer then Atkins is the place for you.

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NEWS

Bringing Pragmatism into Skilling the Nation

Is a USD 5 trillion economy yet another symbolic gesture akin to a target set in 2015 to skill 500 million by 2022? Unless the root issues such as education, skilling and job creation are not addressed we will continue to miss the boat in leveraging our demographic...

How Skilling India Can Be Better

With 40 national skilling programmes run by at least 20 ministries and departments, one would expect India to have moved a great deal closer to its own target of achieving the ‘Skill Capital of the World’ tag. Hence, why has impact of skills training been so low?...

Education and Skill Development Focus in Union Budget

What roles do education and skill building play in achieving a $5 trillion target for the Indian economy? Indeed, the recent Budget has been high on intent as reflected in the draft New Education Policy which promises to bring massive changes to education. An...

Giving Employability a Leg Up

With twenty million students in classrooms and three million in distant education, education plays an enormous role in making India’s youth skilled and employable. Sadly though, lagging behind with outdated curricula and teaching methods, despite the Indian higher...

ARTICLES

Skilling the youth of India

According to a data published in the Make In India achievement report, it is estimated that in the next 20 years, the labour force in the industrialized world is expected to decline by 4 percent, while in India it will increase by 32 percent.  India is at an...

Apprenticeships – an opportunity for manufacturing companies

India is known for its robust workforce in IT and supports services across the world. Ours is a country of young population, where 50 percent of the population is below 25 years of age. No doubt that human resource is our biggest resource, and most of it belongs to...

Attn: Hiring managers. Are you missing a key hiring strategy?

Have you been overlooking these freshers with experience? Freshers with experience? Did we confuse you? Let us clarify! Have you met the often overlooked but nonetheless talented pool of students outside mainstream education? In the millennial era, anyone can make it....

Why integrating Core Work Skills in TVET is important

India continues to face steep challenges in meeting its employment targets and lack of employability skills seems to be a key hurdle.   According to the NSSO’s latest jobs survey, albeit controversial, 50 percent of India’s working-age population (15-64...

CASE STUDIES

Part II – Deconstructing the Apprenticeship Stipend Primer 2019

As the conversations around apprenticeships start getting more intense, we at India Apprenticeship Forum would like to revisit the Apprenticeship Stipend Primer 2019, brought out by NETAP [National Employability Through Apprenticeship Program] and TeamLease Skills...

Leveraging the Power of Apprenticeships – A NETAP Event

India Apprenticeship Forum and NETAP Take Centre Stage The National Employability through Apprenticeship Program (NETAP) and the India Apprenticeship Forum (IAF) partnered to organise a felicitous interactive discussion on “Leveraging the Power of Apprenticeships for...

Do Employers See ROI in Apprenticeships?

‘For each dollar spent on apprenticeships, how many dollars are returned to the investor—the employer, the trainee, the government program, the union, or whoever paid for apprenticeships?’ ROI as a percentage seeks to answer the question, ‘Why should I hire...

How This Govt Program Is Changing Rural Odisha

This is the stuff dreams are made of. Poonam Kumari, daughter of a truck driver, went from being an unemployed high school graduate to earning Rs.20,000 a month with Café Coffee Day after a three-month coffee making training programme under the government’s Deen Dayal...

POLICY

What Job Creation Needs in India

With a new government at the helm, all eyes are turned towards making India the Skill Capital of the world and reaping benefits from the huge demographic dividend the country is blessed with. From Skill India to Digital India, a plethora of skilling initiatives were...

3X Increase in Apprenticeship Stipend

This is being suggested by NITI Aayog to ramp up the popularity of the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) both among candidates and reduce the financial burden on companies. The finance ministry has received a proposal to increase apprenticeship stipends...

Making Skills Acquisition Relevant

Acquiring & Imparting skills- requiring an overhaul in K-12 education, vocational and technical education and on-the-job training- is part of a three-component framework which the Skilling India: No Time to Lose- NCAER 2018[i] report proposes to boost the...

Tackling Informality in the Workforce with TVET

‘The high incidence of informality in all its forms has multiple adverse consequences for workers, enterprises, and societies and is, in particular, a major challenge for the realization of decent work for all and sustainable and inclusive development.’ Rafael Diez de...

RESEARCH

Part II – Deconstructing the Apprenticeship Stipend Primer 2019

As the conversations around apprenticeships start getting more intense, we at India Apprenticeship Forum would like to revisit the Apprenticeship Stipend Primer 2019, brought out by NETAP [National Employability Through Apprenticeship Program] and TeamLease Skills...

VIDEOS

Apprenticeship programs at Atkins

If you would like to pursue your dream of solving complex technical problems or would like to bring about change in the society through scientific means whether or not you are an engineer then Atkins is the place for you.