Apprenticeship Training Scheme re-launched


The Delhi Government on Wednesday re-launched the Apprenticeship Training Scheme aimed at empowering the youth of the Capital.

Re-launching the scheme, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said of the 2.5 lakh students who pass Class XII exams every year in Delhi, nearly 1.25 lakh fail to get admission in colleges and therefore the apprenticeship scheme will benefit them.

He said the government would want even those who get admission in colleges to enrol for apprenticeship as it would increase their employment avenues.

Mr. Sisodia also asked the stakeholders to do further research on what exactly are the requirements of the youth in Delhi, instead of imposing the national model on them. On vocational training, he said that he would like to introduce it in all the 1,000 schools of the Delhi Government so that it could be mainstreamed. He, however, cautioned against turning vocational training into a ritual.

Chief Executive Officer of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Jayant Krishna applauded the Delhi government’s initiative and said that the revised Apprenticeship Act is a great reform which has happened after 50 years.

He exhorted the industry to take advantage of the changes in the Apprenticeship Act and employ large number of apprentices at their work places.

Delhi Dialogue Commission vice-chairman Ashish Khetan stressed on the need to equip the youth with skills of the industry.

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