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Investing in Skills and Education

By 2020, India will be blessed with a median age of just 28. Quality education and skill-building can become the key to reaping the...

Making the most out of apprenticeships – Logistics

As per the estimates, the total workforce in the logistics sector will increase from the current 21 million to over 31 million by the...

8 Reasons why retail companies need to hire apprentices

The Indian Retail industry has witnessed a phantom leap in growth and expansion as new players set foot into the marketplace each day. What...

Making the most of apprenticeships in healthcare

Apprenticeships have always helped young minds to gain career opportunities with wage premiums. This age old practice of apprenticeship has continued to benefit thousands...

Attn: Hiring managers. Are you missing a key hiring strategy?

Have you met the often overlooked but nonetheless talented pool of students outside mainstream education? In the millennial era, anyone can make it. If...

Apprenticeships – An opportunity for manufacturing companies

India is known for its robust workforce in IT and supports services across the world. Ours is a country of young population, where 50 percent of...

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...

Breaking development – SME friendly fresh reforms in apprenticeship act to...

In an extremely gratifying development, giving apprenticeships a robust shot in the arm, the Central Apprenticeship Council (CAC), under the aegis of the Ministry...

How social partnerships aid matching of skills and work – Part...

Skills directly impact the economic development of any nation- a sentiment germane to India’s workforce development challenges. Between 2017-2022, the Ministry of Skill Development...

The link between vocational skills, education and earnings

While a juggernaut of vocational training and education rolls out through various policies and schemes, what does it mean for India’s demographic advantage? Over...

Part II – Deconstructing the apprenticeship stipend primer 2019

Several industry-friendly amendments in 2014 to the Apprentice Act (1961) saw an impressive 15% growth in apprentice engagement during 2015-16, up from 5% the...

Evaluating industrial training institutes – What’s the true picture?

Of the nearly 15,000 ITIs, 84% are privately run. The 2017 Annual Report of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) estimates that...

National Education Policy- Enough focus on vocational education? – Part II

It is heartening to note the prominence given to vocational education in the Additional Key Focus Areas section of the report. The report gives a clarion...

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...

National Education Policy – Enough focus on vocational education? – Part...

The narrative on India’s education system is many things at once – hopeful, despondent and overwhelming. India’s Higher Education system is vast- the third-largest...

The latest in policy and regulation in apprenticeships and skills –...

In a two-part article, we examine recent developments in policy and regulation in education, vocational training and skills development aimed at bringing coherence, standardisation...

Making skills development work

TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) in India is often marred by inefficiencies owing to the problem of too many cooks – 17...

Engaging employers in youth employment – An apprenticeship perspective

The Indian mindset harbours a deep-set bias for a conventional higher education degree. The relevance of a bog-standard graduate degree has been steadily losing...

Effect of TVET on labour productivity

Skill development is used by economies the world over to propel youth towards higher employability, increased labour productivity, income growth, and development. Skilling is...

Apprenticeships 2.0 – A national imperative

Recognising the pivotal role of apprenticeships as an industry-led, application-oriented, effective mode of formal training, the current government launched the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme...

Taking a whole of government approach to skills development

In a rush to mass skill populations to avert crises of unemployment, governments often find themselves scrambling to put too many wheels into action...

Why Do We Need Skill Development Indicators?

Building skills is an expensive affair central to which is good data on various metrics or indicators that are integral to where skill development...

Key markers in skills training for policy makers – Part II

The Indian workforce is highly stratified and segmented. A strong vetting system of key indicators of skills training is tremendously valuable for policymakers when...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India and NSDC collaborate to establish 10...

Ten automotive labs will be set up in India as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India...

How Muthoot Fincorp aims to make 10,000 people employable in three...

The purpose is to create a win-win situation for communities in which they operate and also address the problem of attrition in the business.

Government to regulate skill education

The aim is to develop a credible and aspirational national system that is quality assured and internationally compatible. 

Quess Reinforces its Training & Skill Development Platform

Signed MoU with Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to setup a Skill University

IIT(BHU) and Amazon Web Services to develop cloud-ready job skills

The Cloud Research Lab will provide students with opportunities to use AWS cloud technology to pursue research initiatives that focus on AI and ML innovation in India.

Muthoot Fincorp partners with NSDC to train over 10,000 youth

The Company will also absorb 80 per cent of the trained students (8,000) into the Group for regular positions (job roles), after successful completion of training and assessment of the candidates. 

SpiceJet launches ‘Spice Star Training Academy’ with job promise

The academy will offer an online bachelor’s degree in business administration which is recognised by UGC along with a six month certification programme in inflight management.

FADA Academy to train auto dealers and their workforce

Yes Bank will support FADA in this endeavour.

TCS to hire in agile way based on demand

TCS has created Fresco Play - a learning platform - to enable employees to learn digital courses on the go.

Govt. working to ensure Indian workforce in UAE matches upto its...

The two nations plans to create a framework for skill development and formation of a Joint Working Group (JWG) for smoother operations between the countries.

Yamaha to impart skill training in UP

The MoU was signed on the occasion of International Workers Day with an aim to provide an opportunity to the youth residing in the rural areas of the state.

How Shine Learning can help upgrade skill sets

The platform is aimed at bridging the skill gap that exists in the recruitment industry.

ESSCI to open 50 new centres of excellence across India by...

Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) intends to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the electronics system design & manufacturing (ESDM) space.

AAI launches skill development centre for aviation

The Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre—a CSR Initiative by the Airports Authority of India in collaboration with NSDC—will help skill 2,400 youth in aviation jobs.

NASSCOM to upskill India’s tech workforce on 8 technologies

The FutureSkills platform will enable discovery, continuous learning and a marketplace of best-in-class training providers/virtual labs and certifications for each of these job roles and skills, with customised pathways for learning.

Tech Mahindra to reskill 117,000 employees through edX.org

edX.org, is an open-source online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT.

Textile Industry gets Rs1300 Cr for skill development

The objective of the scheme is to provide demand-driven, placement-oriented skill training to incentivise the efforts of the industry towards creating jobs in the organised textile and related sectors. 

ProEdge raises fund in series A

The Company will use the fund to strengthen its team and set up a software platform.

Skill India and Arvind Mills partner to train 20,000 youth by...

The training will target all youth in the age group of 18 to 35 years.

Skill India and Airbnb sign MoU to skill people in hospitality...

The MoU will empower micro-entrepreneurs from rural and undeserved areas to join the alternative accommodation sector and earn some livelihood by sharing their homes.

HSSC and 3M collaborate to train and upgrade skills of healthcare...

The two organisations will train the staff working in the Central Sterile Services Department to ensure maximum hygiene and minimum post-operative infection.

Bihar Skill Development Mission launches ‘Recruit, Train, Deploy’ model

The RTD model will ensure flexible training programmes and on-the-job training to workers.

SAP India organises Code Week to upskill Indian youth

The objective is to empower students with digital literacy to bridge the digital divide, amongst rural youth in particular.

TSSC partners with Udacity India for skill development in the country

The MoU aims to provide better skilled professionals to meet India’s employment demands.

Singapore to set up skill development centre in Assam

The SDC will train the youth of the northeastern states of India in the areas of tourism and food processing.

New RBI policy to help skilling in financial sector

Fitch Learning will be providing financial education programmes to train professionals across the financial services sector.

India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra for Skilling in Smart Cities,...

This is part of the Government’s collaboration with government agencies to fulfill its skill development mission.

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