NEWS

IOCL Skilling Project Trains 400

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) have certified nearly 400 candidates under a Skill India training program in sectors such as healthcare, apparel, telecom and domestic worker category. This is among a host...

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Articles

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? The Facts 58.3% of unemployed graduates and...

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How Apprenticeships Deliver Local Economic Growth

SMEs are the ‘local’ experts- with in-depth knowledge of local sectors, skill gaps and employment challenges. They hold enormous opportunities for skills-based employment generation, especially in the area of apprenticeships. India is home to some 76 million small...

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case studies

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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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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policy

Tackling Informality in the Workforce with TVET

‘The high incidence of informality in all its forms has multiple adverse consequences for workers, enterprises, and societies and is, in particular, a major challenge for the realization of decent work for all and sustainable and inclusive development.’ Rafael Diez de...

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Role of Quality Assurance in TVET

Quality assurance in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is an indisputable pillar of a robust apprenticeship and skills based ecosystem. However, quality assurance being an involved process requiring close thoughtful attention to every stage of the...

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Creating Employable Graduates

Creating Employable Graduates Quoting MSDE data, Neeti Sharma of Teamlease Services reveals that currently there are some 40 skill development programmes implemented across 20 government ministries, translating into 50 lakh students in public or private vocational...

The Earnings Gap; Skills Matter; Not Degrees

The Yawning Earnings Gap A whopping 86 percent of India’s working age population are stuck at skill Levels 1 and 2 taking their earning further and further away from their more skilled counterparts. What are the weaknesses in the current education and vocational...

Not Enough Jobs? Importance of re-training and reskilling

Not enough jobs? Notwithstanding the increase in job opportunities in some sectors for fresh graduates, are there adequate jobs for everyone? And what factors increase a person’s chances of landing a good job? Merely having a degree is clearly not enough. With only a...

India Inc’s skill shortage crisis has a solution

Giving apprenticeships a prodigious shot in the arm, two industry experts expound on the remarkable qualities of apprenticeships in enabling a largely lackluster Indian workforce to crossover to the realms of increased productivity and consequently a higher return on...

ARTICLES

Taking A Whole of Government Approach to Skills Development

The above named report by the ILO and UNESCO Education Sector[i] asks the highly pertinent question, “Does the adoption of inter-ministerial coordination mechanisms assist in the achievement of TVET and skills development policy objectives?” Why is it Important? In a...

How to anticipate and adapt skills

In this concluding section of the NCAER report ‘Skilling India: No Time to Lose’[i] we examine Anticipating and Adapting Skills – part of the circle of acquiring-matching-anticipating skills framework aimed at policy and decision makers for more efficacious skill...

Creating Employable Graduates

Creating Employable Graduates Quoting MSDE data, Neeti Sharma of Teamlease Services reveals that currently there are some 40 skill development programmes implemented across 20 government ministries, translating into 50 lakh students in public or private vocational...

CASE STUDIES

How Organisations Can Become Temples of Skilling

Indian organizations are veritable fertile grounds of skilling and knowledge sharing. Private sector forms 75% of India's investment demand according to an HSBC (2016) report.  The transformational effects of in-house corporate skill development programs through...

Why apprenticeship makes long term sense

Yogesh is a practicing HR Professional with over 24 years of experience in Hospitality, Retail and Real Estate Industry. His experience spans multiple roles and assignments across operations and HR domain. Yogesh is currently engaged as Customer Care Associate and...

Serving up a successful apprenticeship program in hospitality

In a career spanning more than 19 years, Mr. Hemant Jaiswal has spent over 11 years in key positions in the Hospitality sector. Currently, as Director of Human Resources, he manages HR and IR functions at the Flagship hotel, Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai.    ...

POLICY

Role of Quality Assurance in TVET

Quality assurance in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is an indisputable pillar of a robust apprenticeship and skills based ecosystem. However, quality assurance being an involved process requiring close thoughtful attention to every stage of the...

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...

Key markers in skills training for policy makers – Part II

The Indian workforce is highly stratified and segmented. A strong vetting system of key indicators of skills training is tremendously valuable for policymakers when formulating effective training programmes catered to specific population needs. In Part 1 of this...

Key markers in skills training for policy makers – Part I

The Indian workforce is highly stratified and segmented. A strong vetting system of key indicators of skills training is tremendously valuable for policymakers when formulating effective training programmes catered to specific population needs. Part 1 of this essay...

RESEARCH

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...

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...

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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