Pune (Maharashtra) : As part of its dissemination efforts a workshop on Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship funded National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) was organized by Department for International Development (DFID), Government of UK, with the technical support of FICCI for promotion and adoption of Apprenticeship Training.
Shri Asheesh Sharma (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) was the chief guest at the workshop and gave a detailed presentation about NAPS and its benefits to the industry. He spoke about the various myths that prevail in the industry and mentioned initiatives the government is taking for creating a seamless apprenticeship training eco-system to support the industries and the growing young population of India. The workshop was attended by a host of CEOs, Founders, HR Heads and Senior Managers from more than 60 leading organizations across automobile, food, health, infrastructure, pharma and IT sectors.
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.
Ms. Anu Gupta (Head Skills and Inclusion, DFID) highlighted various skills programs supported by the UK government in India. She was excited about the initiatives taken up by the Indian and UK government together in the skills sector.
The workshop covered knowledge sessions on engaging apprentices, its benefits, case studies by the industries engaging apprentices and an establishment registration kiosk for on-the- spot registration. Mr. MP Srivastava (Vice-President, DCCIA) supported the government scheme and encouraged his DCCIA members to come forward and enroll in NAPS.