apprenticeship programmes expand, there is a need for effective last-mile delivery mechanisms so that the benefits of these initiatives reach the people who are most in need of the skills and training.
This segment recently saw two initiatives: one led by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the other by TeamLease.
To ensure the apprenticeship training framework reaches rural areas, the MSDE and the Common Service Centres (CSCs) have entered into a partnership. The CSCs will train 40,000 apprentices annually.
The audience for these sessions will include students from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the area concerned and beneficiaries of the Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS). The focus of these training programmes will include digital literacy as well as rural entrepreneurship.
The CSCs are being encouraged to drive apprenticeship engagement between 2.5% and 15% at a district- and state-level.
The idea is to bring the apprenticeship training format to the grassroots. This could help village-level entrepreneurs to engage these apprentices and impart real-world skills to the candidates.
While this caters to a specific youth segment, TeamLease Degree Apprenticeship announced an initiative recently on the industry specific work-integrated-learning programme (WILP).
The aim of this WILP is to help 10 lakh people.
The programme is planned as a blend of on-the-job and on-site training methods for more flexibility. If executed well, it can help people build a mix of cognitive and technical skills.
The learning process is tripartite, involving students, industry and academia, breaking the traditional education process.
TeamLease says 15 institutions are incorporating this scheme. It sees high