On September 10, the Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani launched the national web portal for promotion of a national apprenticeship scheme. The scheme is aimed at people who have a graduate degree, hold a diploma, have cleared their 10+2 or hold vocational certificates. It aims to provide opportunities for practical training.
The Minister, in a statement, said that, “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.”
She added that the portal, through the mechanism of internal complaints committee, would also offer security for women at workplace and ensure grievance redressal for the apprentice. It will also be a multilingual platform which currently engages with the user in four languages, which are- Marathi, Bengali, Tamil and Hindi.
Irani also asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to come together to expand the outreach and exposure, especially for the students of Class 11 and 12. A logo and a slogan “Sashakt Yuva, Samarth Bharat” was also released for the portal.
The ministry implements the apprenticeship training scheme for one year through board of apprenticeship training and board of practical training at Mumbai, Chennai, Kanpur and Kolkata.