Leveraging the Power of Apprenticeships – A NETAP Event

India Apprenticeship Forum and NETAP Take Centre...

Removing Barriers for Employers to Engage in Apprenticeships

This is a follow on from our earlier blog...

Do Employers See ROI in Apprenticeships?

‘For each dollar spent on apprenticeships, how...

Leveraging the Power of Apprenticeships – A NETAP Event

India Apprenticeship Forum and NETAP Take Centre Stage The National Employability through Apprenticeship Program (NETAP) and the India Apprenticeship Forum (IAF) partnered to organise a felicitous interactive discussion on “Leveraging the Power of Apprenticeships for...

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Removing Barriers for Employers to Engage in Apprenticeships

This is a follow on from our earlier blog Barriers to Engaging in Apprenticeships- Employer Perspective. We saw that constraints to participating in apprenticeships are different for MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises)-in comparison to large organisations-...

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Do Employers See ROI in Apprenticeships?

‘For each dollar spent on apprenticeships, how many dollars are returned to the investor—the employer, the trainee, the government program, the union, or whoever paid for apprenticeships?’ ROI as a percentage seeks to answer the question, ‘Why should I hire...

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Financial Benefits of Apprenticeships

‘Are you willing to think long-term and invest (in apprenticeships) on the front end, because you’re going to have the return on investment through the career of a successful and productive employee?’ Werner Eikenbusch, Head of Talent Management for the Americas, BMW....

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Apprentice Act Reform – Need of the Hour?

The Indian Apprentice Act (1969) has seen a raft of industry-friendly changes to it in the 2014 amendment of the Act. We have captured the main changes in our post Getting an Apprenticeship Program Off the Ground – A Toolkit for Employers – Part I. However, the intake...

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How This Govt Program Is Changing Rural Odisha

This is the stuff dreams are made of. Poonam Kumari, daughter of a truck driver, went from being an unemployed high school graduate to earning Rs.20,000 a month with Café Coffee Day after a three-month coffee making training programme under the government’s Deen Dayal...

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Training the Trainer – Often Overlooked?

With much being written and spoken about a severe skills shortage in the country it is easy to overlook the role of vocational trainers in the skilling framework. ‘Investing in building the capacity of vocational trainers, certifying and motivating them and creating a...

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Apprenticeships and the Digital Economy

As the skills training momentum gathers speed, what with renewed government focus on workforce capacity building, how can apprenticeships stay relevant in the age of digital transformation? Digitisation can be loosely defined as the large scale proliferation and...

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Why Do We Need Skill Development Indicators?

Skill development has come into the fore in recent years with renewed gusto in the face of a severe skills shortage and low employability figures. What role do skill development indicators play? Building skills is an expensive affair central to which is good data on...

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Engineering Graduates Score Higher on Employability Than MBA

These are the findings of the India Skills Report 2019 prepared by Wheebox, People Strong and CII in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, All India Council for Technical Education and the Association of Indian Universities. The report cites that...

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India Skills Report – The 2019 Roadmap to Skilling

The sixth edition of the India Skills Report (2019)[i] provides insight into emerging trends and changes in the Indian jobs and skills marketplace from both demand and supply sides in skill capabilities in the country. The report states findings from over 3 lakh...

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What The Youth Really Want

76 percent of youth are very interested in pursuing skill development training and a whopping 81 percent consider internships or apprenticeships important for getting hired. So what are we waiting for? These are findings from the Future of Work in India report[i] and...

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Capability building for automobile dealerships

Industry Snapshot The Indian automotive industry (including component manufacturing) is projected to get to US$ 251.4-282.8 billion by 2026. The 4th largest in the world, sales in the Indian auto industry increased 9.5 per cent year-on-year to 4.02 million units...

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