From internships in schools to apprenticeships in institutions, the youth of India is giving skilled programmes a serious thought.
India, a nation with 1.36 billion people, Yes, a 'B', is also a nation with more than 50% of its population having age below 25. Globally, this empowers India as a nation with huge potential. But, the big question remains "How can we make our youth employable?". The answer to this question lies in applying for the right vocational course at the right time.
Also, in today's scenario, most jobs require a specialist of one domain. Jobs like Content Writers, Digital Marketers, Programmers, Analyst requires one to be equipped with a specific skill. After all, an expert is a person who knows more and more about less and less. For this reason, it has become essential for the youth to make internships/apprenticeships/training and vocational courses a part of day-to-day life.
The Indian education system was not always like this. Additional courses were treated as a side stream. But now, the conditions are reversed.
Additional training can help the learner by actually practising them, which is not possible in university classrooms. In training, while applying learning to understand a certain concept, often leads to failure--and this, in turn, makes the learner understand even better. Such a thing cannot happen in conventional classrooms, where formulas are fixed and results are ideal.
For a learners point-of-view, it allows them to apply knowledge in a workshop for a mechanical engineering student/ MNC for a fresh MBA graduate/ maybe a shop floor for an accountant.
Skill India is a wonderful initiative by the Government of India to give the learners a taste of real-life work environments. Rather than teaching bookish concepts, hands-on training is imparted to the students. Here, the social skills of a learner also improve drastically, which can never be learnt in a classroom.
The industries globally, also prefer candidates who involve himself in continuous learning programs.