Hospitality industry making the most out of apprenticeships

“It is our collective responsibility to ensure a...

Skill India – A mission to impart skills and generate value

The Skill India Mission launched on 16th of July...

Skilling the youth of India

According to a data published in the Make In...

Apprenticeships – an opportunity for manufacturing companies

India is known for its robust workforce in IT...

Hospitality industry making the most out of apprenticeships

“It is our collective responsibility to ensure a brighter future for the youth because the future of the country rests on their shoulders.” - Mr. Rajesh Agarwal, Joint Secretary, MSDE With the recent inclusion of apprenticeship in the service sector, we could see a...

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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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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....

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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...

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Can an Apprenticeship Make Youth More Employable?

A quality apprenticeship ecosystem based on robust dialogue and public-private partnership can increase the employability odds for young Indians and help address acute talent shortages across industry sectors.  In the latest American Staffing...

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Apprenticeships – A Degree of Preparedness

Let’s begin with employability rates of the cream of the crop of India’s higher education - 1.5 million engineer graduates every year (52% employable); 3,60,000 MBA graduates from 4,000 B-schools (61% are unemployable). Why? Acute skill gaps and no work experience,...

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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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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...

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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...

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