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The Apprentice: Government’s job trump card


NEW DELHI: In a first-of-its kind apprenticeship programme for non-technical graduates, as much as 5 lakh scholars from throughout universities/faculties will sign up for quite a lot of industries and repair sectors from July 2019. According to officers of the human resource building ministry, over nine.25 lakh scholars from 1,533 non-technical universities/faculties have carried out for the minimum six-month internship, called Scheme for Higher Education Youth for Apprenticeship and Skills (Shreyas), by the tip of the registration time limit of March 25.

Apart from the confident Rs 6,000 per month stipend, the students will also get Rs 1,500 repayment by the government of India, making it the biggest skilling programme within the country. The Shreyas programme has been conceived for college kids enrolled in non-technical degree lessons, with the objective of introducing employable skills into their studying, advertise apprenticeship as integral to education, and also amalgamate employment facilitating efforts of the government into the education system.



Shreyas, an initiative of three central ministries — specifically the HRD ministry, ministry of ability building and entrepreneurship and the ministry of labour and employment — was once launched in February 2019. According to R Subrahmanyam, MHRD’s higher education secretary, “The scholars are from throughout 1,533 universities and establishments. Majority are from the southern states and Maharashtra.”


The Sector Skill Councils fit the call for with the opportunities to be had and come up with opportunities for registered candidates within the month of May and place the students throughout sectors for their apprenticeships. “At least three lakh scholars are going to get their apprenticeships from July 2019 and it could well move as much as 5 lakh within the first year. The Skill Sector Councils will continue to hook up with the trade and tap extra opportunities next year,” added Subrahmanyam.


Shreyas is predicted to forge a close practical hyperlink between education and trade/carrier sectors on a sustainable basis, provide skills which can be in call for, determine an “earn whilst you be informed” system into higher education and lend a hand industry/trade in securing good quality manpower. The secretary added that according to the performance of the students, they stand to achieve employment as well.


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