Tag: Skilling

Apprenticeships take centre stage in building human capital

With 35% Indian graduates unemployed and an average of 25 million Indian youths illiterate, the Centre and State government together with its allied bodies...

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...

Employer-Youth mismatch at the recruitment stage – How apprenticeships can help

Employability rates among college graduates languish under 50% dropping to 30% in disciplines such as commerce and arts. Equally alarming, an astonishing 80% of India’s total...

Skilling rural India – Challenges and opportunities

The National Youth Policy 2014 defines ‘youth’ as persons between the ages of 15-29 years. Rural male and female youth unemployment rates were 17.4...

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...

Why Tata Motors is working towards skilling 40,000 people in next...

The Company realises that the youth need to have the right skills to be able to take advantage of the large-scale employment opportunities in the automotive sector  

NASSCOM and IFIM partner to train 10000 students in analytics

The ‘train the trainer’ programme will run courses to increase employability of the people.

Google partners with Pluralsight and Udacity to train 1.3 lakh developers...

Over a lakh scholarships will be given to help developers enhance their skills and employability in emerging technologies.

Facebook launches digital and startup training hubs in India

These online training hubs are aimed at training half a million people by 2020.

SEWA Academy plans to train and skill 10000 women in a...

Most of the women trained by SEWA join the informal sector, with the biggest employer being the garment industry.

Skill India partners with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India...

The partnership aims to ensure compliance and transparency in the role of company secretaries in the corporate sector.

‘Accenture Future Talent Platform’ launched to develop IT workforce

The platform connects learning services and curricula, allowing employees to learn continuously without the traditional training schedule.

Haryana Government to engage 15000 apprentices

These apprentices will be eligible for a stipend too.

World Bank gives $250 million for skill development in India

According to estimates, in six years, at least 8.8 million youth will be trained and have relevant skills for decent employment opportunities.

HDFC Bank launches centre for training and counselling of youth

The bank has partnered with different organizations to provide counselling services and training. 

Industry-academia partnership can bridge India’s skill gaps: IBM study

More than half the surveyed professionals feel that a strong connect between industry and academia is still missing.

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What do tech professionals expect from L&D programmes today?

Technology professionals have the luxury of being in demand in today’s world. All thanks to the fast- paced technological change happening across sectors. To...

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How diversity is connected to engagement

Organisations that have fewer women in their workforces are actually missing out. On what? On many positive outcomes, including higher job satisfaction, enhanced level...

Persons with disabilities are more productive and engaged at work

Every year, the International Day for People with Disability is observed the world over, on the third day of December. According to the United...

How should companies control layoff anxiety

Pick up the newspaper and there is bound to be at least one story about some organisation downsizing or slashing jobs in order to...

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White Rivers Media’s informal learning programme

Learning does not take place only in classrooms. People can learn and get motivated by other people’s experiences as well. White Rivers Media, a...

How diversity is connected to engagement

Organisations that have fewer women in their workforces are actually missing out. On what? On many positive outcomes, including higher job satisfaction, enhanced level...

Gratuity to be paid on termination of employment only after 5 years of service

As per the Code on Social Security 2019, employees will become eligible for payment of gratuity only after their employment is terminated after completing...

India Inc. sees better representation of women

A study published by management consulting firm, Zinnov, along with Intel India, has found that the representation of women in organisations in India is...

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“Archaic HR processes force millennials to switch jobs often,” Niti Khosla, lead people analytics...

Friendly and jolly Niti Khosla, lead-people analytics and business impact, Novartis International, is a true HR leader with the ability to understand people and...

“Traditional organisations use ‘startups’ as proxy to build an agile organisation,” Rahul Garg, founder,...

Moglix offers a variety of products from safety and electronics to office tools. The Company aims to make an impact worth $100 billion dollars...
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“A true leader is not dependent on title or designation,” Dwarakanath

It was a Friday afternoon, when the HRKatha team got the opportunity to meet a man who is not just a recognised leader but...