The current system of education in India lacks focus on imparting skills and employability to the students resulting in a significant mismatch between the industry needs and the existing skill set of the students. The result of the above is the significant unemployment among the youth and shortage of skills for the industry. A recent KPMG report maps the levels of available skill set in the Retail Sector. Only a meager 10% of the college students get into the formal employment system and rest either become underemployed or unemployed.

The solution to the above issue lies in delivering industry relevant skill education to the forthcoming generations along with their mainstream education. This system of vocational education is very prominent in the developed countries (as high as 85% of the students take up vocational training), whereas in India not more than 5% of students pursue the same.

Efforts were on even in our country for vocationalising the system of education, but success has eluded us till date. India has the dire need of achieving 500 million skilled labours by the year 2022 of which 83 million needs to be achieved by the year 2015. Hence, quality skill training from industry recognised players is the need of the hour.

The challenges of bridging the gap between existing system of education and the required skill set, the shortage in training infrastructure, lack of awareness, affordability and tackling the social stigma can be handled most effectively by institution of education. Nihar Skill Education can help these institutions by providing end-to-end solutions of bringing the industry curriculum, offering training, assessment, certification and placements to the students through its network.

A degree from the college and the right kind of skills will enable a student with exciting jobs in the emerging sectors. A step forward in this direction would be to impart industry recognised skill training of international standards along with the mainstream education or to integrate/incorporate such skill programs into the existing course curriculum.

Colleges and universities

Every year only 5% of the population manages to reach to the level of pursuing graduate. education. The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education in India is a small 11.61 per cent. Despite this, almost 80 per cent of the graduates in general streams like B.Sc., B.Com and B.A. are unemployable. Most students end up pursuing jobs of different line of interest or without the right skills resulting in high job attrition, job dissatisfaction and poor performance.

Nihar Skill Education supports colleges in facing such challenges by offering end-to-end skill solutions in the form of industry recognised courses, faculty, assessment, certification and job assistance. The portfolio of courses span from services, engineering and management related skills. Students from final year can proactively pursue a variety of qualifications and secure a job with Nihar Skill Educationindustry partners. Even pre-final year students can equip themselves with these skills and get a ready job.

1. Allow Nihar Skill Educationto impart skill training at your institution through one of our learning partners.
2. Avail placement services from Nihar Skill Educationby certifying your students with Nihar Skill Education course.
3. Become an authorisedLearning Training Centre of Nihar Skill Educationand impart various skill training programs.
4. Integrate Nihar Skill Educationcourses with the mainstream education by offering it as a part of the course curriculum or an elective to be chosen.

Schools

India has more than 211 million students studying in schools of different boards across varying qualities of education. Of this, more than 70 per cent of the students drop out even before they reach Class 10. Even though the Government of India has made education compulsory until Class 8, the dropout rate goes unabated. According to the Joint Review Mission (JRM) report, nearly 2.7 million children drop out of school every year. The same would result in approximately 500 million people with less than five years of schooling by 2016.

As a fall out of this, the students who drop out of these schools remain unemployed or enter into the informal stream of employment adding to the nation’s unemployed or underemployed pool. The reasons are many—inadequate education infrastructure, outdated courses, poor faculty support resources, mismatch with industry requirements and more.

Unit Code                  Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER)
Class 9–10                 52.26
Class 11–12               28.54

Source: Selected Educational statistics (Abstract) 2005-06, MHRD, Govt. of India

Nihar Skill Educationprovides an opportunity to schools by offering courses like Retail, Spoken English, Work Place Skills and so on. Nihar Skill Educationqualifications prepare students for the future and enable them to proactively learn skills which will build the foundation for their future career. This would also give them an idea about various industries and their career interests.

1. Schools can impart skill education to the students through one of our learning centres.
2. Offer skill training and certification managed by Nihar Skill Educationas a part of the course curriculum.
3. Large progressive institutions can own up Nihar Skill Educationtraining center and impart skill education of various interests to the students.