The Hospitality, Hotel Management and Catering industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India. As per the report of Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) it is second to IT sector.
The Hospitality industry in India offers an excellent employment opportunity to skilled as well as unskilled workforce. This industry in India is said to be the second largest employment generating industry.
Hotel management is a broad field and has applications in hotel & restaurant management, cruise ship management, hospital administration & catering, hotel & tourism associations, club management, lodges and forest resorts, etc. Expansion in aviation and global travel industry will further boost the opportunity in hotel management industry.
To enroll for the Hotel Management course, the minimum qualification required is 12th board exams pass in any stream. Candidates should have studied English as one of their subjects. Candidates awaiting their HSC result can also apply for the hotel management entrance exam.
The maximum age limit for the unreserved category candidate is 22 years and that of the SC/ST category students is 25 years.
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The Common entrance exam for hotel management conducted by National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) will be held tentatively on 27.04.2019 from 10.00 am to 1.00 p.m.
|Types||languages||No. of Questions||Test Type||Desription||Negative Marking||Right Answer|
|Online||English/Hindi||200||Objective Multiple Choice||Each carrying one mark that have to be answered in three hours i.e. 180 minutes||Negative markings for wrong answer 0.25 marks will be minus for each wrong attempt||Right answer will be awarded one mark and 0.75 marks to the next most appropriate answer than 0.50 to the less appropriate answers|
( There will be no negative marking for questions on service sector aptitude. The exam paper contains questions, which mainly tests the service aptitude of the candidate in hotel management and catering technology. Questions on English language, reasoning and logical assumption, common awareness and current affairs are part of the paper. )
Tips and guidelines:
The significance of this exam has to be kept in mind. Candidate should be well informed about the paper pattern, syllabus and exam date. A focused plan is required to get through with excellent marks. A time table in place is required to get maximum result in a short period of time.
Candidate should divide schedule in several steps and complete them one by one. A small step can help them to achieve a lot.
Set up a full proof Study Plan
In order to achieve the goal, the candidates need to have a comprehensive study. Their study plan should be practical and convenient to follow, it should give them time to learn, revise and relax.
Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude:
Reasoning and Logical Deduction:
General Knowledge & Current Affairs:
Ladders in preparing for the Exam
According to the above mentioned units and exam topics candidates are recommended to plan their study time accordingly. Careful attention and sufficient time must be given to each subject. Dividing the syllabus into small fragments will give candidates a chance to get themselves familiar with different topics. Over exertion on any topic or subject is a strict no. If they do, they will find it hard to cope with other subjects and topics. It will adversely affect their concentration as well.
Choosing a place conducive for study is also very important; it should be free of all disturbance and hindrance. While studying or preparing for the entrance test, candidate’s attention and concentration should not divert to other things. Group study if done can be of great help. It gives a chance of brain storming and clearing doubts.
Along with the above methods and techniques, candidates should also monitor each other’s progress and keep a time frame for each topic. This activity will make them familiar with their strength and weaknesses, which they can improve.
How to Apply for the NCHMCT exam?
Joint entrance examination is conducted by NCHM for admissions to 8124 seats of bachelor programmes at 55 participating institutes and colleges. Out of these there are 21 centrally funded institutes, 19 state government-funded colleges and 15 private institutions participating in the joint entrance exam.
The application for NCHMCT exam starts from January 15, 2019. The last date for filling the online application will be March 15, 2019. Admit card can be downloaded from April 03, 2019 onwards. No dispatch of the admit card will be made; it will be available only through an online medium. The result of the exam will be published by May 15, 2019. Seat allotment and counselling procedure will be held from 22nd May to 5 July 2019 (tentatively).
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International Hotel Management Joint Entrance Exam (IHM JEE )
Admissions for 2019 – 20 Academic session of 3 years Program in ‘International Hotel Management’ (IHM). This is a full time, 100% job oriented program offering classroom coaching for 1 year followed by 2 years of On-Job-Training in UAE & Hong Kong (including Flight ticket and visa arrangements by CEDP) with 100% placement in Hospitality industry not only in India but globally.
CEDP Skill Institute invites the applications for International Hotel Management through IHM JEE.
|Venue||CEDP Skill Institute Corporate Office, Thane West|
|Dates||April – 20th and 28th April’19|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Application fees||Online – Rs. 500 for all categories
Offline – Rs. 700 for all categories
*Application fees is Non-refundable under any circumstances
|Age limit||18 to 27 years|
|Eligibility||10 + 2 or equivalent with English as one of the subjects studied from a recognized board.|
|April – 20th to 15th April’19|
|April – 20th to 15th April’19|
|Last date of application through online and offline mode|
|April – 15th April’19|
|April – 20th and 28th April’19|
|April – 20th and 28th April’19|
You can visit CEDP Skill Institute, 5th Floor, People Education Society, New English School, Near Talao Pali, Ram Maruti Road Thane, Maharashtra 400602 only from 20th February 2019 by remitting the fees in cash. Time 11 am to 6 pm.
Be careful while filling up your application form as no request for correction/modification in the particulars of Application Form will be entertained.
The exam will be conducted at CEDP Skill Institute in Thane. The detailed address along with the time will be displayed on our official website: www.cedp-edu.com . It is important for a candidate to report to the exam venue at least 1 hour before the scheduled time of exam.
IHM JEE ADMIT CARD
The admit card will be emailed to the candidate to the respective registered email submitted during the online application. The candidate must bring a print copy of the admit card with a recent photo pasted and signed across. A candidate will be denied to appear for the exam if fails to provide the admit card to the invigilator at the examination centre for cross verification.
The entire question paper will be in English. The questions will be asked in multiple choice formats (MCQs) with each question have 4 options to choose from.
|Sr. No||Subject||No. of questions||Duration|
|1||Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude||40||
|2||Reasoning and Logical Deduction||40|
|3||General Knowledge & Current Affairs||40|
|5||Aptitude for Service Sector||40|
MARKING SCHEME FOR IHM JEE WRITTEN TEST
Each correct answer under Numerical Ability & Analytical Aptitude, Reasoning & Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs and English Language components carry one mark. 0.25 marks will be deducted if the answer is incorrect.
Graded mark(s) will be given under Aptitude for Service Sector component in the following way:
For Brochures and Online applications w.e.f. 09th February 2019, log on to www.cedp-edu.com and follow the necessary instructions given. Offline applications and brochures will be available at CEDP Skill Institute only from 09th February 2019 however; candidates are advised to opt for an online application which is hassle free, convenient and accurate.
For further inquiry and assistance, please call on – 1800-123-5226 or 9320322224
(All days between 10 am to 7 pm)
Board exams are difficult times for all students. After the 1st board exam of Class X, the 2nd one of Class XII is more difficult. Also known as HSC exam, the results of this examination play an important role in deciding the future of the candidate. The moment dates for the HSC exam are declared, an untold fear grasps the students. But student counsellors opine that getting nervous will not solve any problem. Rather than getting scared and nervous, making proper preparations for the exams will be of greater help.
Mentioned below are some highly effective and important tips, which will help in getting high marks in HSC exams without fail.
Tip 1: Keep on challenging yourself for doing better
Remember that you are your greatest contender. Try to do better than the previous time. Take challenges in the form of exams. If in the last exam, you secured 50% marks, try to outdo that by scoring 60% in the coming exam. Defeat the previous percentage and always target for higher scores. Target increase in overall percentage than considering marks in individual subjects. This will help in analysing the exact areas you need to improve on and this will boost up scores and percentage.
Tip 2: Maintain the right attitude all throughout
Maintaining a positive attitude is very important in crucial stages of life. With this attitude, it is possible to tackle many difficult problems easily. A positive attitude helps in maintaining high confidence levels and with this it is possible to achieve flying colours in the toughest exams of life. Not only in HCS exams, positive attitude and high confidence levels can help in cracking the most difficult of interviews with ease.
Tip 3: The main syllabus book is important
Most of us immerse ourselves in innumerable reference books that are available for each subject. These heavyweight books help in understanding the subject in a better and easy manner. But most students ignore the main syllabus book while studying from the reference books. As per experts, it is always best to stick to the main syllabus book and cover everything that is there in the book. You will notice that students who fare with flying colours often stick to syllabus books only as they understand the true significance of the same. Board questions are always set from the syllabus book only. Reference books are good for competitive exams after Class XII.
Tip 4: Concentrate on the English paper
In Class XII, HSC exams, different students choose different streams like Arts, Science and Commerce. There are individual subjects in these streams and choices can be made as per preferences. Along with these subjects, there are language subjects too in the form of English and another language. Most students ignore the English paper and this might lead to drop in overall percentage. Along with preparing for other subjects, make sure that you pay equal importance to English paper as well.
Tip 5: Work on the weak areas more
If you have taken up Science stream, you might be good in Physics and Mathematics, but not that good in Chemistry. Identify the weak areas and start working on them so that these subjects do not impact the overall percentage. Most students don’t want to study subjects they are weak at, and this is the biggest mistake. Instead of shying away from the subject, try finding the weak points and work on them to turn them into strong areas.
Tip 6: Time management is very important
HSC exam is probably the most difficult exam, you will have faced till date. So start bracing yourself for that. Board exam preparation, one important thing to consider is learning proper time management skills. Make a daily schedule that you must follow. Utilize whatever little time you get for studies as this will help in increasing the marks considerably. Study subjects that you want to retain in memory during the morning hours when the mind is fresh. Invest minimum 8 hours in a day for studies. Equal time should be devoted to each subject so that every subject is covered.
Tip 7: Solve papers of previous years keeping the time in mind
Old question papers are great assets for students. It has been seen that students who have practiced question papers of previous years do much better on board exams when compared to students who haven’t done the same. Solve previous years’ question papers, keeping the time frame in mind. Do not solve the question paper in parts or take a longer time than needed. This will not serve the purpose. While solving the paper, start as if you are sitting in the exam hall and solve it accordingly. You might not be able to fare well right in the beginning, but with practice you will surely be able to do better. Practicing 10 years question papers are the best thing to do.
Tip 8: Concentrate on cleanliness of the answer sheet
It is quite obvious that an answer sheet, which is clean, fetches more marks than the one which is filthy. Many students cut through lines and words innumerable times in the answer sheet, hampering the neatness and cleanliness of the sheet. Many students ignore these simple things, but these can help in fetching few extra marks in board exams. And these few extra marks help in boosting the overall percentage to quite an extent.
Tip 9: Take care of your health
It is needless to say that exam times are highly stressful. Therefore, it is important that you take proper care of your health at this time. Eat properly, take proper rest and indulge in activities which keep the mind relaxed. This is important because if your health is not good, you will not be able to handle the stress of exams well.
Tip 10: The night before the exam is crucial
You might be surprised to know that the night before the HSC board exam is very crucial. Almost 10% of your marks depend on the night before the exam. Try and stay as relaxed as possible before the exam night. Don’t rush through the notes and books as this will puzzle your mind. Eat well and sleep properly so that you wake up fresh and fine on the morning of the exam. You will be able to perform much better in the exam.
Tip 11: On the day of the board exam
On the day of the exam, keep your cool as much as possible. If you find that there are pending things to study, ignore them. Concentrate on things you know instead of fretting about things you don’t know. The best thing is to keep all books, notebooks and notes at home and reach the exam center with free mind. Try to focus and concentrate without stressing yourself much.
Tip 12: In the examination hall
Once the exam bell rings and question papers are distributed, gather all your mental strength and convince yourself that you will do great. Read each question in detail and chalk a plan as which ones you will do first. Attempt the questions that you know very well. Starting with these will boost your confidence. Read through the answers and revise them after writing. Don’t panic if you don’t know a particular question. Leave that for last.
Apart from these above mentioned tips, there are some other real time tips that are useful for HSC preparations. Some of them are as follows:
With the help of these tips, no one can stop you from getting high marks in HSC board exams. We, at CEDP Skill Institute wish the students appearing for their HSC board exams all the best. You can contact us regarding any kind of help and assistance required for the exam.
One of a kind event: Skill-A-Thon
Skill Education has a power to enhance the socio economic status of an individual thus resulting in the improved Economy of Nation. In an endeavor to bring awareness among the society on the Skill Education along with Health & Fitness, we have organized a ‘Marathon Event’ named as ‘Skill –A-Thon’.
Why a Marathon?
More than a sport, Marathon is a way of Life. A Marathon won’t be successful with just one or two Marathoners; similarly CEDP Trust needs lot of help and support from every individual as well as organizations to change the socio economic face of the society. Marathon is just not a race but also a platform to reach out to the society with a social message. Hence CEDP Trust has taken ‘Skill-A-Thon’ initiative.
Skill-A-Thon would invite the participation of youth from Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai who will run for the cause. The unique theme of this Marathon is in line with the ‘Skill India’ mission of Government of India and would attract lot of media attention. The funds raised through this event will be utilized for the Skill Education of Underprivileged Indian Youth to scale them up and enhance their Quality Life.
About the Organizer:
CEDP Trust is an Educational Trust, registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 Registration No. – GBBSD: 859/2013, for societal transformation by creating opportunities for underprivileged youth and school dropouts by catering to Vocational Training programs/courses for youth.
CEDP Trust seeks to provide the underprivileged youth with skills enabling them to tackle ever-emerging economic challenges and helping them lead a dignified and quality life. We believe in empowering the marginalized by presenting them with economic opportunities through vocational skill training, promoting entrepreneurship and development of micro enterprises. Besides equipping men and women with essential skills and up-grading existing skill-sets, they are provided appropriate placement support, in tune with current market needs and demands. CEDP Trust works mainly with deprived children and youth in the belief that each of us is a giver and receiver by turns and situation. The central value that energizes our work is the faith that we as individuals are altered when we give back to the public and environment from which we draw so abundantly.
‘Unplug’ THE FITTCLUB
CLUB’s VISION is to disconnect you from your stressful lifestyle and give priority to your HEALTH. We unplug you from your machinery lifestyle and take out at least an hour for your health and fitness. We have unique exercise program which is based on 6 fitness components Frequency – Intensity – Type – Time – Volume – Progression which is a perfect formula of and exercise design based on ACSM (American college of sports medicine) guidelines.
Please visit the Facebook page to participate: https://www.facebook.com/skillathon
With fresh new evolving job types like data analyst and expert sales professionals, it is becoming gradually obvious the world of work is likely to get more specialized as the everyday transactions are controlled by machines. While machines continue to help workers examine various data and help them make the correct choice, the human workers will have to be particular in their chosen field of job to be able to make sense of the analysis and then take suitable action. This is progressively becoming true regardless of whether you are a car mechanic or head of a company.
With the varying nature of work and workplaces, business happenings are progressively being brought via a network of teams. The old-fashioned silos of divisions are being interrogated and this will mean a new set of skills are necessary at individual contributor and administrator level. As per the World Economic Forum the future of jobs report, cognitive ability such as creativity, coherent reasoning and problem understanding, will be necessary in jobs in 2020. More than 50% of jobs which need this ability do not necessitate it today or only to a lesser extent. In about 30% of jobs demand for these skills is by now high and is likely to continue so till 2020.
As skill demands are developing quickly at a collective industry level, the degree of altering skills supplies within separate job families and professions is even more marked. It is also likely that many purely technical jobs are projected to show new request for creative and social skills. For example for healthcare specialists, technological inventions could mean that with mechanized diagnostic and personalization of treatment, they need to be more skilled at cooperating this data efficiently to patients. Similarly sales and related jobs may see an better demand for creativity as the emphasis moves to buyer experience.
India is the world’s quickest rising economy, projected to grow at 7.2 percent in 2017-18, and at 7.7 percent by 2019-20. The government of India has determined plans to alter India into a modest, high-growth, high output middle-income country. The economy is now expanding from being largely agro-based to an industrial and service-based economy. These aspiring plans to change the Indian economy are extremely reliant on the accessibility of jobs and the superiority of the labour force. This has resulted in an increased demand for skilled labour over the past few years.
More than 12 million youths between 15 and 29 years of age are projected to enter India’s labour force every year for the next two decades. The government’s fresh skill gap examination accomplishes that by 2022, another 109 million or so skilled worker will be required in the 24 keys areas of the economy.
With the importance on bringing scale, speed along with values to the skill ecology and refining engagement opportunities; Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship established its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in 2015, under which close to 50 lakh applicants have been skilled across the country. PMKVY aims to train one crore youth by 2020. More than Rs. 3000 crores have been allotted to states under PMVKY funds with a total exercise target of more than 20 lakhs between the periods of 2016-2018. MSDE has also focused on 9.33 lakh youth under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program of PMVKY which identifies and endorses skills developed through casual means, bringing about a major shift from un-organised to organised economy.
Since the beginning of MSDE, there has been a 32% increase in ITI count and 54% growth in seating capacity since 2014. Skill India has additionally reinforced the ITIs by carrying in reforms in association and examination norms, with decentralising the categorizing of ITIs to upsurge competition. This is in step with the construction of our federal organization where the role of the state is improved. Numerous MoUs have also been signed with IBM and NASSCOM to announce new-age courses in training for Industry 4.0. It is MSDE’s stated objective to have an ITI in every block and alter central institutions into National Skill Trainers’ Institute to emphasize on capacity-building of trainers.
MSDE has associated with 18 out of 20 Line Ministries running separate skill development & entrepreneurship enterprises. It wishes to generate opportunities of service by joining national mission and projects like Ministry of Power’s Saubhagya Scheme, which is meant at scaling rural electrification. MSDE will upkeep the plan by creating a workforce of 55,000 skilled technicians. Likewise, under ‘Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Project’ of MoPNG, over 40,000 youth will be skilled over the next 10 years to upkeep the rising petroleum and natural gas sector.
To support the country’s vision, CEDP Skill Institute Mumbai is helping India’s growing young workforce acquire the market-relevant skills needed in today’s highly competitive job market. The setup will affirm the Government of India’s Skill India enterprise and try to address the twin challenge of ensuring greater access to training as well as providing quality training leading to employment.
The various programs in CEDP was built in enhancing skills and, over the last eight years of its operation, focus on the creation of high quality training packages based on market-relevant skills. It has already started helping the new labour market entrants to improve the quality of existing skills programs.
Given the importance of having people with the right skills and matching them to the right employment opportunities, skills development arises as a viable area of intervention. Skills development is a priority for governments and the private sector alike. The programs in CEDP will encourage the creation of skill development programs for women, marginalized communities, schools dropouts and people with needs to enable them to acquire the skills needed to enter today’s labour market.
As noted above, skill development and vocational education is a critical area of concern in the Indian context. As far as enrolment in vocational education and training courses is concerned, India has net enrolment of 3.5 million per year, as compared to 90 million in China and 11 million in US. India can learn from the strengths of the vocational education and training systems of other countries, namely, active participation of industry and employers to map current and future skill needs. There is need for an overarching institutional structure that has the authority and responsibility to coordinate the skill development activities of all the other agencies engaged in the same—both at the central and state levels, and to also engage with nongovernment players, including the corporate and NGO sectors.
Mumbai, October 30, 2018: CEDP Skill Institute recently organized an industrial visit to India’s No.1 Vineyards “Sula Vineyards” recently for their Hotel Management students in order to provide them insight about the industry and to understand the process, methods and machines used in wine making. The basic objective behind the industry visit was to bestow an excellent and sterling opportunity for the students to interact and procured practical knowledge about the wine industry.
Pursuing a career that’s distinctive and captivating often comes with substantial benefits. It can mean chasing your dreams or something that you are passionate about (which can help you maintain a higher level of job satisfaction and fulfillment). The traditional system doesn’t do justice to careers that are best learned by hands-on, real-life experience. The mainstream education system of our country focuses on viewing every child equally and teaching them the same content despite their differences in learning abilities, likes and dislikes. The traditional college education does not satisfy the requirements of the corporate world which in turn leads to unemployment. According to a study, only 4% of mainstream graduates are employable whereas, more than 75% students from Skill Development and Vocational Training institutes get employed in their areas of study right after the completion of course.
A skill development institute is an educational institution that imparts skills related to a specific job that you love or are interested in. Vocational schools require minimal amount of time to complete, have smaller class sizes, and the majority of the training is hands-on, which is the most ideal environment for many types of students. Vocational degrees ensure well-paying jobs like electrician, mechanic, machinist, medical lab technician, pharmacy technician, art therapist, baker, yoga instructor, blogger, life coach, etc. with room for growth and managerial potential in each field. Skill Development is based on a practical approach to learning; students are given the non-theoretical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for right out of the gate. Vocational schools often mould their program offerings, learning formats, and student services according to the needs of a more diverse student body since students who enrol themselves in vocational courses are often already working, have families, and don’t want to (or aren’t able to) attend a traditional college.
“The idea behind skill development courses is that students can acquire skills as per their area of interest, which would make them employable with a bright career of their choice.”
Not only vocational courses provide low cost education, but also ensure easy employment and success in the chosen field. Vocational institutes, by being aware of what skills are going to be required by the hiring companies and providing the youth with qualifications that will furnish them with these skills, lend a hand in making them more acquainted with the areas where there is the more demand, and inspire them to be more positive about their future line of work.
It is about time the society at large accepted the pressing need for creating awareness of Vocational Skills as a viable career option for a much wider audience.
Let’s create a skilled world!!!!
Written by- Falaknaaz Chhapra
CEDP Skill Institute bagged the Most Promising Skill Development Organization in Mumbai for 2017 at the International Education Awards 2017, held at New Delhi. Hon. Minister for Youth and Education Uttar Pradesh, Former Indian Cricketer Shri.Chetan Chauhan bestowed the accolade to CEDP SKILL INSTITUTE, Director/CMO Mr.Vasim Shaikh.
The award felicitates individuals and organisations for their critical contributions and services to the industry, by rewarding those who have played a significant role in increasing the efficiency as well as performance of the industry as a whole. These exemplary performers, innovators and visionaries exemplify the best.
Council of Education and Development Programmes (CEDP) was formed in the year 2010, with a sole objective of providing improved quality of life to individuals and groups through apt training and education. Since then, the organization has strives to provide the most relevant training solutions to not only the metro and the mini-metro cities of the country, but to the most remote geographies so that the student communities at large can benefit from the knowledge gained from the education provided and enhance their employ-ability and therefore, employment opportunities.
At the same time, it has been a constant focus of the organization towards training and re-training requirements of the companies operating in the nation, to continuously improve productivity levels of the workforce. In this manner, the companies have formidably benefited in terms of the process and costs to hire, train and retain their respective manpower within their system. Currently CEDP has 7 ‘Skill Institutes and Incubation Centers’ across the city. In the training and education space, CEDP provides training in the areas of Paramedical, Hotel Management, Automotive, Aviation and Industrial Safety. Almost all of these programs are either associated with guaranteed internship and/or placement assistance. Since 2010, we have been pushing the envelope in industry oriented short term professional courses with on job training, ensuring that our students have the knowledge and practical skills to make count in their respective fields. And most of these programs are mapped to certificate, diploma and degree level awards and recognition.
CEDP is affiliated with various government bodies HSSC: Health Care Sector Skill Council Under NSDC- National Skill Development Corporation, NSIC: National Small Industries Corporation Limited, NEISBUD- The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development and MSSDS : Maharashtra State Skill Development Society.
CEDP also has a dedicated set up ‘Capable Workforce Pvt. Ltd’ which has built up an effective nation-wide ‘job network’ for the organized and unorganized sectors to drive placements and provide post placement support. We have our tie ups with more than 400 renowned clients across Mumbai and our team has placed more than 2000+ students. CWF focuses on providing the right employment opportunities to all section of the society. In the year 2014, CEDP Skill Institute won The Eminent Educationist Award, in 2015 won the Education Excellence, in 2017 won the Best Skill Institute in Mumbai. Currently we have over 147 Associate-Centres across Maharashtra, trained more than 31,000 students through company owned centres and tie ups.
The key achievements so far is being –
• Awarded as the Best Skill Development Institute in Mumbai 2017 by National Education Excellence Awards 2017
• Awarded Second Best Vocational Training Provider Award for 2016-17 by MSSDS
• Awarded Eminent Educationist 2016 at Indo – American Education summit
• Awarded for Education Excellence 2016 at Indo – American Education summit
• Awarded Eminent Educationist 2014 at Indo – American Education summit
With mere 10 percent of India’s work force being technically sound, the government of India has taken many steps in various forms to see that the youth get quality vocational skill set to fuel the employment world.
If we talk about the Indian workforce, then it is mandatory to ask about how many men and women are employed and how productive they are?
The available opportunities for them and the up-gradation provisions of the required skill set. Person, enterprises & countries, all seek to develop their skill and invest in it as a future dividend.
Given the mammoth size of its 500 million plus workforce, our country, India, can become the driving agent behind a skills-based economy in the world.
The one challenge that plague India’s chance of becoming the centre & hub of skilled labour force, which is discussed time and again in every important forum is the drastic dearth of technically well-equipped and skilled workers.
A recent survey conducted by the Manpower Group revealed that 67 per cent of India’s employing industries are not able to find resources that match their requirements.
Important to note is that these industries are not facing problem of worker or labours, they are facing crunch of skilled professionals and employees.
Eventually each countries development and growth depends on its people employed and how much productive they are for the respective industry & nation, which largely depends on the skill sets mastered by the work force and how effectively it is used.
Primarily education gives everyone an opportunity for the development of their potential, thus making them eligible for employment.
Vocational skill training provides one to fine tune his core work skills, industry based knowledge and professional competencies, which makes possible the move from education into the world of work.
Despite the Indian economy witnessing growth in the last two decades, the growth has not been in sync, it’s not uniform. Low employment and education level, high dropout cases, lack of guidance and support in vocational training, which can be catalyst in providing high employment rate & opportunities are still widespread.
The unavailability of vocationally skilled workforce is obvious from the differences of demand and supply in the employment sector.
As per the findings of Boston Consulting Group, by 2020 there will be worldwide shortage of around 47 million skilled working force, but India alone will have an eligible working force in surplus i.e. the number of working people in India will be around 56 million.
The age bracket will be 25 – 30. Currently only 10 percent of the youth population of India have proper vocational training. Realizing this under achieved numbers and the potential the Vocational skill set can bring along with it, the government of India has taken many steps in various forms to see that the youth get quality vocational skill set to fuel the employment world.
Skills development courses and training programs improves people’s ability to work & creates opportunity for them at work, offering scope for satisfaction and progress.
Vocational Education is crucial. It is instrumental in making the significant contribution towards economic growth of the underdeveloped countries by providing suitable and sustainable manpower corresponding to the needs of the industry & society both at national and global level.
Access to vocational training and skills development gives way for & opens up the opportunities, benefits of initial & lifelong learning, thus empowering men and women of all ages, in urban and rural areas. It gives them platform to achieve & realize their aspirations of earning livelihood and live a respectable and dignified life.
If students, parents, authorities think in this direction and make required effort in imparting skill based education then it can work as a catalyst for the unemployed labour force of India, making her the key contributor to the skill based work force and economy.
Youths of any country are the most important, vibrant, potentially viable work force. Almost 70 per cent of India’s population is in the age group of 30-35 years.
In general, managerial and technical capabilities Indian’s are on par with the best of the world countries. Despite their phenomenal capabilities and advantage, India’s present is marred with a low vocational education base among the youths.
In comparison to China’s 21 percent, India has just 12.3 percent of skilled labours. In developed countries the proportion is too high i.e 54.6% and the world average is 23.2%.
There is need and necessity of converting the available opportunities into a reality for youngsters & that to on a massive scale and speed in diverse fields like engineering, technology, architecture, pharmacy, management, applied arts & crafts. This can be achieved through vocational education.
According to a report, most of ITIs have seen almost 100% placement on campus despite the uncertain economic scenario.
Apart from the government managed Skill Institutes, the private players are also helping in improving the infrastructure of the existing vocational training institutes; they are bringing in the contemporary course curricula through these centres, well qualified trainers, and tie ups with the corporate for the consumption of the vocationally trained people.
Vocational Course provides the dual advantage of education and skill development at all levels. Through diversified vocational training and skill set India can transform its human resource to productive assets.
Worldwide, Germany is leading in terms of the vocational training system, which is why it has a recession proof economy and its engineering products are desired in the world.
Singapore is now giving great importance to vocational training and is going full steam with it. China is banking heavily on vocational education to solve its skill mismatch issues.
Of late India has also taken vocational route to churn out skilled professionals and achieve the high growth momentum.
For detail and in-depth knowledge about various vocational courses and their future prospects, students can get in touch with the counsellors of CEDP Skill Institute.