This article is based on the inputs from Mr. Sudhakar Gudipati, Former Head, Programme Development and Partnerships, Tata STRIVE.
Collaborations and partnerships between training organisations are critical in the success of any skill development programme. Training can be made impactful only with effective partnerships between organisations.
Through partnerships, a training organisation can harness the strengths and abilities of the other organisation in the ecosystem to scale their innovation and solve some complex issues.
Tata STRIVE has been focusing on building effective partnerships with government, non-profit organisations, Tata companies, trusts, and foundations. Industrial Technical Institutes (ITIs) are a big component of their partnership model.
Over the last six years, Tata STRIVE has been building partnerships with stakeholders in this domain to create an impact in the country. These partnerships would in turn influence the lives of the youth in the formal and informal sector and help them improve their livelihoods.
In this article, we tell you five ways in which an organisation can collaborate with Tata STRIVE in skill development to create maximum impact.
Five ways to collaborate with Tata STRIVE in skill development
- Funding partnership: Organisations can enter into funding partnerships with Tata STRIVE. It can be either through CSR or through other types of funding models, which Tata STRIVE has developed. Tata STRIVE has also approached Tata Group and other corporates to build partnerships, for funding.
- Infrastructure partnership: There is so much infrastructure already existing in the country, by the way of government ITIs, polytechnics, and other academic institutions. Training companies can become infrastructure partners to Tata STRIVE and also can leverage upon the existing infrastructure and share the facilities.
- Knowledge partnership: Tata STRIVE has developed many tools, techniques, and knowledge during the last few years. Training organisations can collaborate with Tata STRIVE, adopt and share the best practices in skill development.
- Technology partnership: With changing times, it is important to adopt new methods of learning. Tata Group has been supporting Tata STRIVE from the initial days and decided technology will be an integral part of the operations. Tata STRIVE works with several implementation partners, who execute programs on behalf of Tata STRIVE. With the use of technology, integrated systems can be developed which are used to monitor the performance of the training centers.
- Industry partnership: One can become an industry partner to Tata STRIVE. Through this kind of partnership, students of Tata STRIVE get a chance to do internships and to be placed in some of the best organisations and the organisations get skilled and trained students as per the industry requirements.
Also read: Building effective partnerships in skill development – https://www.nationalskillsnetwork.in/building-effective-partnerships-in-skill-development/
More and more training organisations are showing keen interest in partnerships as they are starting to learn few benefits. Through partnerships, training companies can share assets, learning experiences, infrastructure, knowledge, and much more. Partnerships also contribute to saving costs, expanding their reach, improving efficiency, strengthening their programmes among others. Therefore, partnerships and collaborations must be seen as an instrument to solve underlying problems in implementing and scaling skill development programmes.