For the promotion of national apprenticeship scheme, HRD Minister Smriti Irani launched the national web portal recently. The scheme is for those students who have a graduate degree, hold a diploma, cleared their 10+2 or have vocational certificates. The scheme will help students getting practical training so that they could land up for better job opportunities.
According a statement released by the minister, “The portal will now ensure seamless connectivity with all stakeholders, including students, establishments and technical institutions across the country for transparent administration through e-governance.”
The portal will also have mechanism of internal complaints committee which will look after the security of women at workplace and make sure that the apprentice gets their grievance redressal on time. The portal would be a multilingual platform for the users and currently there are four languages that the users are interacting with, namely Marathi, Bengali, Tamil and Hindi. This would make access to the portal easier in regional areas with different languages around the country.
In order to outreach and enhance the scope of exposure of the students of class 11 and 12, the HRD minister has also urged the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to join hands and work in the field. Along with the release of the portal there was a logo and slogan “Sashakt Yuva Samarth Bharat” (Strong and Capable Indian Youth) launch done by the minister. The apprenticeship training scheme for one year through board of apprenticeship training and board of practical training would initiate at Mumbai, Chennai, Kanpur and Kolkata.