Apprenticeships – A degree of preparedness

Vocational training methods such as apprenticeships are a proven method of preparing youth for jobs. With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to truly prepare our teeming graduates for the world of work, alternative skilling methods such as apprenticeships must become a national imperative. 


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 graduates from 4,000 B-schools (61% are unemployable). Why? Acute skill gaps and no work experience, cites the India Skills Report 2018. If this is the state of affairs of the crème de la crème, what becomes of the rest of the student population?…Read more

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