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Odisha On a Skill Building Mission

Declaring Odisha as having “one of the most progressive startup policies”, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is aiming to place the state in the top three start-up hubs by lending support to a minimum of 1,000 startups by 2020. This was stated in Make in Odisha,...

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Study Finds 70% Youth Not Aware of Skilling Programmes

The newly released “Young India and Work” study by the Observer Research Foundation and World Economic Forum has found that an alarming percentage of youth are unaware of the government’s skill-building programmes. This is despite the fact that over seventy percent of...

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Skilling Farmers Vital for Economy

Skilling farmers is vital for the economy This was the message delivered by G. Raghuram, Director of Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, at a convocation address at the Mahatma Gandhi University in Nalgonda. Low wages and productivity were rendering an...

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Articles

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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case studies

 

Apprenticeship programs at Atkins

If you would like to pursue your dream of solving complex technical problems or would like to bring about change in the society through scientific means whether or not you are an engineer then Atkins is the place for you.

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What’s in it for businesses to engage with apprenticeships?

The Indian apprenticeship landscape has been marred by low participation rate owing to a host of reasons- not least, reluctance on industry to engage apprentices. This is our clarion call to encourage you to consider starting an apprenticeship programme and make skill...

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Research

 

Learners evaluate apprenticeship

This is a comprehensive research conducted to find out how the Apprentices reviewed their Apprenticeship programmes based on various variables. It is quite interesting to know whether the Apprentices believed…

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NEWS

Skilling Farmers Vital for Economy

Skilling farmers is vital for the economy This was the message delivered by G. Raghuram, Director of Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru, at a convocation address at the Mahatma Gandhi University in Nalgonda. Low wages and productivity were rendering an...

Lenovo-Motorola CSR Skilling Program

Lending support to the Skill India mission Lenovo and Motorola kicked off their flagship corporate social responsibility (CSR) program for 2019 by inaugurating their fifth skill academy in Ghaziabad on 1st November 2018. The program has a reach across 7 locations –...

New Chairman of the National Skill Development Corporation

Industry veteran Mr. A.M. Naik was appointed Chairman, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on 28th November 2018. Mr. Naik’s illustrious career spans 50 years in infrastructure, engineering, and construction. Currently, the Group Chairman of Larsen &...

APSSDC – AISECT to Provide Skills Training

The Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) has teamed up with social enterprise All India Society for Electronics & Computer Technology (AISECT) to impart skills training to 270 candidates from the backward classes. AISECT has a pan-India...

Skilling Celebrated at RSDC Award Ceremony

The Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) hosted the 3rd award ceremony in Delhi this November to recognise outstanding contributions towards skill development in the entire rubber value chain including plantation and manufacturing segments. According to Chairman of...

ARTICLES

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...

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...

Skilling and the New Age Workforce

India’s demographic advantage of around 600 million people under the age of 25 can translate into an economic advantage only if youth are also employable. Estimates peg 12-15 million youth will join the country’s workforce annually over the next two decades. Lack of...

Manpower Requirement in Food Retail

The food retail and related services sectors are undergoing transformational changes owing to a buoyant middle-class with an insatiable appetite to experience new ways of eating out and eating in. Industry experts at the Indian Restaurant Congress 2017 pegged India’s...

How to find talent from skill development schemes

An acute lack of awareness of available government-run skill development programmes can well become a damp squib on the nation’s hankering to become the ‘Skill Capital of the World’. The latest Talent Shortage Survey by ManpowerGroup has revealed that Asia Pacific...

CASE STUDIES

Apprenticeship programs at Atkins

If you would like to pursue your dream of solving complex technical problems or would like to bring about change in the society through scientific means whether or not you are an engineer then Atkins is the place for you.

How cities tackle skill shortages

Every city goes through its crisis of skills gaps and it is very important for each city to devise programs to meet the skills needs of the local economies. Apprenticeships are coming in handy as a binding force between education and employment and are helping cities...

POLICY

Skilling the Workforce in Construction – The Need is NOW

“The building, construction and real estate sectors in India, currently employ around 33 million people. The bulk of that workforce, around 82.5%, constitutes of unskilled workers. Based on the growth expected in the infrastructure and real estate sectors, it is...

Vocational Training in an Era of Digital Learning

The impact of digital learning such as online, multi-media and mobile content on education is far reaching as more universities and institutes adopt technology to offer a faster, more content rich and relevant access to material to its students. The ramifications of...

RESEARCH

Learners evaluate apprenticeship

This is a comprehensive research conducted to find out how the Apprentices reviewed their Apprenticeship programmes based on various variables. It is quite interesting to know whether the Apprentices believed…

Outsourcing apprenticeship management

This study conducted in Switzerland tries to find out what would be the best way to train young Apprentices. Would the usual system of giving in-house training alongside of theoretical education be more productive or would specialised external firms be more effective?...

England needs to move beyond NEET

Is the current system of NEET – ‘Not in education, employment or training’ working in the current scenario? Would the policy of Headline number be a better way moving forward?

Apprenticeship quality and social mobility

Providing quality apprenticeship is more important than ever for employees as well as students. ‘Apprenticeship quality and social mobility’ authored by Alison Fuller and Laura Unwin…

Work-based learning for apprenticeship

Cedefop tries to provide quality apprenticeship programmes for improving skill building in order to work on the imbalance in the labour sector across European Markets. Cedefop tries to work within policy frameworks that are relevant to different countries within...

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