Around 274 students trained on NSQF level 4, received job offers with salary packages close to Rs 2 lakh per annum.
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Haryana State Government organised placement drives for 274 students, who had completed their 12th standard exam.
These students were trained on NSQF Level 4 under the Vocationalisation of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (VSHSE) programme launched by MHRD in 2012. More than 378 eligible candidates applied for jobs in various sectors, such as automotive, beauty and wellness, IT-ITeS, healthcare, sports, retail and security.
The placement drives were organised in five different locations—Jind (Hisar), Karnal, Ambala, Rohtak and Gurgaon— covering 100 schools across 21 districts.
NSDC, through its SSCs and training partners, roped in 40 recruiters including large corporates, such as Max Hospital, VLCC, Dr. IT, Lilliput, Lovely Salon, Healers at Home, Vishal Mega Mart, Portea, Nisa Security, G4S, Easy Day, Shopclues, Café Coffee Day, Big Bazaar, Bajaj Auto Finance, SV Edusports and Pasco Maruti workshop.
Skill India had earlier entered into partnership with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), as part of the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF), to implement vocational training at the school level.
The training programme is conducted for students in the 9th to 12th standards as an optional subject, where they progress from level 1 (class 9) to level 4 (class 12) over the four years of training, and are ready to join the workforce after completing their school education.
Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC says, “We have been actively linking school education with industry-relevant vocational training and have expanded this partnership with MHRD to 7209 schools across 24 states. This would provide career pathways and improved livelihood opportunities to those who opt out of formal education after completing their school education.”
The VSHSE programme was initially launched across 40 schools in Haryana covering four sectors i.e. IT-ITeS, retail, automobile and security.
The scheme has now been expanded to 990 schools in the state and has trained over 45,000 students across 12 sectors, including healthcare, tourism & hospitality, beauty & wellness, BFSI, media & entertainment, physical education and sports.
Students are assessed at the end of each academic year by the respective Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and are certified jointly by the Board of School Education and the SSCs on successful completion of the course.
NSDC has conducted similar placement drives for eligible candidates in Himachal Pradesh over the last three years, where corporates, such as TATA BSS, Eureka Forbes, Bajaj Allianz, Café Coffee Day, Dominos, Club Mahindra, MAX Healthcare and Hyundai, recruited candidates in large numbers.