We believe the ability to adapt to ever-changing business environments is critical in careers today. Continuous learning is a crucial part of this. At Randeons, we encourage development by taking a multi-faceted ‘blended’ approach to learning and by continuously improving our offerings.
In collaboration with our partners, we are innovating in both content and style, while utilizing our company’s digital delivery capabilities. At the same time, we strongly believe learning is most powerful on the job and through mentors, in both formal and informal settings.
Our Learning and Development strategy defines the knowledge, skills and competencies required by our workforce, and how these can be developed. To ensure a sustainable, successful organization, people development at Randeons is Transformational, Proactive and Future-focused.
National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)
The Government of India continues to be well focused on skilling as its major national priority. It targets to engage 50 Lakh as against current number of 2.5 Lakh apprentices as its major HRD initiative. For this purpose, The Apprenticeship Act 1961 was amended and in August 2016 NAPS (National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme) was launched for promoting culture of apprenticeship and also increase number of apprentices in our eco system.
Apprenticeship provides an opportunity to use the industry resources to bridge the existing skill gap with academia through practical training on latest tools and technologies. It is a boon to industry as they can bridge required skill gap qualitatively as well as quantitatively and also to students as they get real-time on-the-job training.
ADVANTAGES TO EMPLOYER
- Incentives to employers for creating industry-ready workforce i.e reimbursement of 25% of prescribed stipend per apprentice
- End-to-end service for employers through TPA
- Addresses skill gap for industry and customized training tailored to specific need
- Reduces expenditure on recruitment process
- Reduces attrition as loyalty factor in apprentices is relatively higher
SALIENT MAJOR HIGH LIGHTS OF THE NAPS
- Government will reimburse part of expenses incurred in providing basic training wherever necessary and also part of stipend paid to the apprentices.
- Employers will not be required to cover Apprentices under Provident Fund and ESI scheme.
- The well-established organization of Apprenticeship Training will be implement NAPS with help of Third Party Aggregators(TPA) and Basic Training Providers.
- Basic Training is mandatory only to those who do not have ITI, Diploma and Degree in Engineering.
- The OJT time period could be 24 months.
- Wider options for the apprentices- integration with other schemes (Like PMKVY,MES etc) and many more.
Eligibility for Employers
- The employer must have 6 or more employees on his regular payroll.
- The employer shall engage apprentices in the band of 2.5% to 15% of the total strength of the company.
- The employer must have EPFO/ESIC/Factory/Cooperative /MSME registration number.
- The employer must have TIN/TAN/GST/SGST number.
- Employers must register on the apprenticeship portal.
- The employer must have his bank account linked with Aadhar/ PAN No.
Eligibility of Apprentice
- Trainees passed out from ITI courses.
- Trainees under dual learning mode from ITI.
- Trainees who have completed any NSQF aligned short term course including PMKVY/DDUGKY/MES.
- Graduates/Candidates, pursuing graduation courses, Diploma courses in any stream or 10+2 vocational certificate holders.
- Candidates who have the minimum educational qualification required for trade but have not undergone any trade-related training are also eligible for NAPS.
- Every apprentice has to register on the portal. They also must have a minimum age of 14 years.
- Every candidate must have aadhar number or relevant identity document.
National Employability Enhancement Mission
The Central government is aware of the enormity of the challenge and has therefore launched a program through AICTE(All India Council for Technical Education). It is already popularly known as NEEM(National Employment Enhancement Mission). The objective is to develop a competent workforce which could take the country ahead in the industrial world. World popular concept of “On the job practical training” is the basis of this program targeting enhancement of employability among individuals who are pursuing graduation or have discontinued or completed a diploma or graduation in any technical or non-technical field.
In NEEM, apprentices get an opportunity to undergo 'on the job' training and are exposed to real working conditions, situations, and challenges. They get a chance to work on advanced machines and equipment facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, skills, experience and desirable attitude which help them get a remunerative job or explore opportunities of self-employment.
NEEM Scheme is also unique in a sense that it does not complicate the labor hiring process for the Industries. An intermediary called NEEM Agent is responsible for taking care of all HR formalities on behalf of the Industry.
MAIN FEATURES OF NEEm
- Provide employability training to individuals between the age group of 18 to 35 years.
- Industries can shape NEEM trainees as per their present and future requirements.
- On the Job Training up to three years.
- The consolidated stipend to trainees at par with applicable statutory minimum wages of the unskilled category in respective states without any statutory deductions.
- Complying with health, safety and welfare norms and guidelines.
- Though the objective of the scheme is to develop employable youth, there is no obligation on the host industry to offer permanent employment at the end of NEESA-NEEM Accredited program.
ADVANTAGES TO INDUSTRY
- Absenteeism and attrition will reduce as trainees will be under the control of MPTA.
- As a NEEM agent creates awareness among trainees on safety measures, so the possibility of accidents is less.
- Highly focused and passionate candidates will give their contribution to the growth of the industry.
- The industry will notice an increase in productivity with quality because of a motivated workforce.
- The completion of an apprenticeship program results in highly trained professionals who can contribute noticeably to the industries’ bottom line and ensures a high level of quality production.