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Videos – Surajit Roy, NSDC On Leveraging Apprenticeships

India Apprenticeship Forum hosted its flagship event “Leveraging The Power Of Apprenticeships For Creating Human Capital”, on 20th December 2019, at Taj MG Road in Bengaluru.

The first keynote address was by Mr. Surajit Roy, Senior Head, Apprenticeship Division, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). We present here video snippets of his address.

Apprenticeship as a connector

If talent has to make the progression between being poised for skilling to being ready for a job, apprenticeship has a large role to play as a connector.

The Apprenticeship Act Explainer

Apprenticeships are governed by law and the industries need to respect it. Surajit Roy explains the nuances of the law.

The expanding scope of The Apprenticeship Act

While the law was earlier restricted to the manufacturing sector, it is no longer the case. The Act now covers the service sector also. Surajit Roy talks about how the service sector can benefit from the law.

Flexibility in running apprenticeship courses

Earlier, the Apprenticeship Act stipulated a set of courses that could be run by the industry. Surajit Roy explains the flexibility that has now been introduced to run their own courses.

Choices offered for Manufacturing companies

Manufacturing companies can bolster their support functions like Finance, Admin etc., through an apprenticeship program – they need not necessarily be recruiting only engineering apprentices. Surajit Roy examines the subject deeper.


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The role of an Inspector in the Apprenticeship regime

Surajit Roy explains the role of an Inspector in the Apprenticeship regime, with reference to the optional trades.

The huge potential for apprenticeships

European countries have taken to apprenticeships in a big way – apprentices comprise 5% of the German workforce whereas in India it is 0.1%. Surajit Roy urges the industry professionals to act now to utilize the full unexplored potential of apprenticeships in India.

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