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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Toyota-MAHE Centre of Excellence

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), to establish a new Centre of Excellence at Manipal Institute of Technology. The aim is to make MAHE students job-ready with the Centre of Excellence...

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Are Industrial Training Institutes Up to The Job?

Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in India are a major pipeline for skills-based and vocational training. From 59 institutions in 1956, there are now 15,042 ITIs (as of December 2018) with seating capacity of 1,865,620 in 2016 and a further increase of 2,94,196...

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CLUJ to Offer Skill Development Courses

Continuing with our coverage from Kashmir, the Cluster University of Jammu (CLUJ) is contemplating introducing short-term work-oriented skill-building courses for the new academic session 2019-20. The aim is to equip youth with the necessary skills and knowledge to...

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NSQF Skill Development at Government Degree College, Sopore

To tackle youth unemployment in Kashmir, which is over 50% in the age group of 15-17 years, and around 23% in the 18-30 age group, the UGC has taken steps to integrate skill building into higher education with NSQF-compliant courses under National Occupational...

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How Apprenticeships Bridge the Knowing-Doing Gap

Despite well-meaning intent why do a majority of skills training fail to produce the expected results? It is well documented that our inability to translate knowledge into action may be coming in our way in building an effective workforce. In the highly acclaimed...

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Making Indian Education Skills Based

Indian youth are increasingly dismissed by degrees as they grapple with an acute shortage of skills relevant to the workplace. Does the current education system have a role to play in this malaise and what can be done?  With conventional degrees rendering Indian...

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NSDC Blends Education with Vocational Training

“I don’t consider vocational education different from education. In fact, it has to be well blended within our school systems like it is there in many countries.” This was the key message delivered by Gaurav Kapoor, Senior Head – Industry Partnership, CSR Engagements,...

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