Barriers to Engaging in Apprenticeships – The Employer Perspective

The Indian MSME (micro, small and medium enterprise) sector is a huge untapped market for apprenticeships. The Fifth Economic Census estimates 20,62,124 MSMEs in the country with 6 or more workers.


The dearth of reliable data on apprenticeship make-up in the country by industry/sector/company-size/type etc makes it difficult to gauge the exact absorption of apprenticeships by MSMEs in the country. But given that India has a dismal 1 apprentice to every 1000 in the workforce,the general picture is far from optimal…Read more

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