The third workshop of the Skill Connect Road Show was held in Lucknow on 24th August 2018. Coordinated by National Skill Development Council (NSDC), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the event in Lucknow witnessed a highly-interactive session.
The workshop was attended by Mr Bhuvnesh Kumar, Secretary, Vocational Education and Skill Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh; Mr Pranjal Yadav, Mission Director, UP State Skill Development Mission and Mr Jai Agarwal, Past Chairman, CII State Council, Uttar Pradesh.
Mr Jayant Krishna, COO, NSDC, presented the revised operational framework under the Apprenticeship Training, including the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS). Mr Bhuvnesh Kumar referred to the German Dual VET model for deriving inspirations for skill development in India.
Mr Anil Kumar, Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training (RDAT), Kanpur, shared the insights on the Apprenticeship Training and commended Tata Motors for their active participation in Apprenticeship Programme.
The road show workshop received an overwhelming response from various stakeholders who arrived from different parts of Uttar Pradesh to participate in the dialogue on Apprenticeship Training with the public sector. The participating companies shared the job roles where Apprentices are being contracted and also those which would be required in near future. NSDC, CII and GIZ encouraged the participants to avail the benefits of the Apprenticeship Programme launched to conform to “Skill India” mission of the Government of India.
By means of interactive session, the participants were invited to share, discuss and present the challenges faced by them with regards to skilling of youth. Several clusters where Apprenticeship Programmes can be offered were identified and discussed after taking inputs from the participating members. Issues raised by the industry with respect to the Apprenticeship Programme were addressed, and their concerns noted.
NSDC appealed the private sector members to promote the Apprenticeship Programme and captilise on the increasing young population of India by transforming it into a skilled workforce.
The workshop ended on a positive note with expectations of enhanced engagement by all the stakeholders in promoting Apprenticeship Programme.
The next workshop under the Skill Connect Road Show will take place on August 27 in Bengaluru.