For providing industry apprenticeship opportunities to graduates who will be completing their course in April 2019 through the National Apprenticeship Promotional Scheme (NAPS), Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today launched the Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills (SHREYAS) in New Delhi. The programme will provide “on the job work exposure” to the students and at the same time, they will earn stipend.
Besides that, BA, BSc, and B.Com professional courses will also be introduced in the higher educational institutions, the statement said. SHREYAS is a programme for students in non-technical degree courses. HRD ministry said that this will enhance the employability of Indian youth, as then will get hands on experience in the real-time situation.
This initiative was taken in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and the Ministry of Labour& Employment viz the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), the National Career Service (NCS).
Educational institutions and industries will be able to login to SHREYAS portal to gauge their demand and supply of apprenticeship. In accordance with pre-specified eligibility criteria, matching of students with apprenticeship avenues will take place.
For taking up embedded apprenticeship courses, over 40 higher educational institutions have already been tied up, it said. NSQF-aligned Job courses in BFSI, Electronics, Media, Life Sciences IT, Retail, Logistics, Tourism, Healthcare, and Management will be available to the students from Academic year April-May, 2019.
Skill Development & Entrepreneurship launched 7-degree Apprenticeship curricula — BBA & BVOC courses, remodelled with apprenticeship embedded in them and 6 Sector Skill Councils of IT, Retail, Logistics, Tourism, BFSI, Food Processing have found favour with the HRD ministry. Healthcare, Electronics and Media sectors curriculum are being prepared. In securing apprenticeship opportunities, the state governments are expected to play a major role.