Article: Industry must drive curriculum: Hari Menon

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Industry must drive curriculum: Hari Menon

In conversation with Hari Menon, CEO, IndiaSkills
 

From the industry side, India will require 12-13 million job additions every year and every employee says they do not find skilled people

 

There are no standards in various things like curriculum design, the kind of success profiles we need to create post training, infrastructure assessment tools, etc. This is one of the first things that the industry needs to put in place. The Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of HRD are together trying to come out with a vocational qualification framework, but this would take some time to formulate and be exercised. A faster way to do that is for the industry to drive it. In the vocational industry, the regulator should be the private industry because finally you are doing all this to create jobs and jobs are given by the industry. The government should only play a facilitator’s role in terms of creating advocacy and funding support for vocational education. Therefore, the industry should define what their required standards are.
From the industry side, India will require 12-13 million job additions every year and every employee says they do not find skilled people. The industry does not recognize certification. So, if someone joins my course and then gets a job in the industry, he gets the same salary as the trespasser who joined. Then why will people want to invest in skill development? The industry must mandate certification. If you look at most parts of the world where vocational education has become really successful, it is because the industry mandates certification.
 

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Topics: Skilling, Talent Acquisition, C-Suite

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