Apprenticeships 2.0 – A national imperative

The issue of low skills and joblessness has snowballed into gargantuan proportions. With a new government at the helm, what can we look forward to in the next five years for apprenticeships and vocational skills development?


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 (NAPS) in 2016 with an outlay of ?10,000 crores-the highest pecuniary scheme for skill building in India in seven years. Why was it done? Extensive international research has found almost panacea-like qualities in apprenticeships…Read more

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