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April 22, 2018

DFID organized workshop on Government of India’s National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)


Chennai : As part of Government of India’s dissemination efforts, a workshop on National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) was organised by DFID today with the technical support of FICCI for promotion and adoption of Apprenticeship Training. The NAPS workshop is part of a series of workshops to be conducted across industry clusters surrounding major cities targeting the private sector to promote NAPS and help them fill the skill gap in their workforce.

Mr Ramesh Babu, Deputy Director, Trainings, MSDE explained the benefits of NAPS to support the industry. He announced that the government has taken extra steps to simply the apprentice engagement. The DFID TA Team organised a group activity where the audience summarized the key challenges, experiences and recommendations which were shared with the government.

Ms Anu Gupta, Head, Skills and Inclusive Growth, DFID said “We are trying to galvanize skills market in India, by getting UK Training Providers, by partnering with Indian government and by collaborating with regional industry associations to make skills aspirational and create employment generation”.

The workshop was attended by a host of CEOs, Founders, HR Heads and Senior Managers from more than 50 leading organisations across automobile, oil and gas, infrastructure, pharma and IT sectors. Representatives from companies like L&T Kobelco Machinery, MRF, Apollo Tyres, Kothari Petrochemicals, TVS Electronics, Ashok Leyland among many others attended the workshop. Mr Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai, India, was the chief guest at the workshop, he quoted several examples which are adopted by the UK companies and larger work done by the UK government in India for Skills Development.

Disclaimer: Based on the information contributed by Ms. Kaustubhi Harit, Asst. Director, FICCI

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