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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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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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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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Skilling Formal and Informal Economy Hand-in-Hand

NITI Aayog’s ‘Strategy for New India@75’ states India needs around 90 lakh new jobs annually to absorb the teeming mass of youth entering the workforce. A lot of focus is on creating jobs in the formal sector but a staggering 87% of Indian businesses firms,...

The Driving Forces Behind Skills Development in India

To successfully leverage our demographic dividend represented by a population where over 50% is under the age of 25, urgent remedial measures need to support government action. Despite a boost in skills funding and a myriad centrally sponsored skilling schemes, what...

Honda Takes on Youth Up-skilling

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has inaugurated a Skill Development Centre at Excelus Learning Solutions, a centre affiliated to the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), in two Maharashtra towns– Dhule & Palgadh. The new skills training centre is at a...

Maruti Centre of Excellence at ITI-Becharaji

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has opened yet another Centre of Excellence (CoE), capable of training over 7,000 trainees annually, this time at at ITI-Becharaji, Gujarat, at an investment of 4 crores. Also Read NSQF Skill Development at Government Degree College, Sopore...

E-Mobility to Create 10 Million Jobs

The electric mobility industry is expected to generate 10 million jobs requiring a specialised workforce in the future. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is getting a plan in place to skill individuals in e-mobility roles involving battery...

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Are Skills Training Centres of Excellence Up to the Job?

We continue from Part I - Are Industrial Training Institutes Up to The Job? where we examined the quality of technical and vocational education (TVET) provided in regular ITIs.  In this article we focus on the second half of the research - Quality of VET in...

Honda Takes on Youth Up-skilling

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has inaugurated a Skill Development Centre at Excelus Learning Solutions, a centre affiliated to the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), in two Maharashtra towns– Dhule & Palgadh. The new skills training centre is at a...

CASE STUDIES

Deconstructing the Apprenticeship Stipend Primer 2019 – Part I

Skill building has taken centre stage what with India’s conundrum around jobs, employment and wages. Often overlooked is the significance of robust data on various skilling metrics or skill indicators without which all good intent is akin to a wild shot in the dark....

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

Deconstructing the Apprenticeship Stipend Primer 2019 – Part I

Skill building has taken centre stage what with India’s conundrum around jobs, employment and wages. Often overlooked is the significance of robust data on various skilling metrics or skill indicators without which all good intent is akin to a wild shot in the dark....

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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.