Plugging the voca/onal educa/on gap in India Industry driven skill development serving global demand 1
India lags behind in voca/onal skills programs: Sweet spot for India’s growing economy and global demand Gross Enrolment Ra/o for Higher Educa/on 100.0% 81% 80.0% 49% 54% 60.0% 27% 31% 40.0% 19% 12.4% 13% 20.0% 0.0% % of students in voca/onal educa/on at Class 12 Level Source : Vital Stats: Higher Educa>on in India, 65% 70.0% PRS Legisla>ve Research, Oct 2010 60.0% 50% 50% 46% 50.0% 40% 40.0% India’s target : 21% GER by 2017 30.0% (12th Five Year Plan) 20.0% 4.8% 10.0% 0.0% India Japan US UK China Germany Source : MHRD NVEQF & Planning Commission SCHE presenta>ons 2
Wadhwani Founda/on’s (WF) Skills Colleges Ini/a/ve: Enabling faster, cheaper, be<er pathway to higher educa=on 7 Million students pass Degree Colleges 12th class each year Join Degree 2.5MM, Who Opportunity for 36% dont do employment driven, Degrees accessible, aﬀordable GAP 4.5MM, short-‐cycle educa/on 64% Polytechnic, VETs From MHRD Site 2007-‐08 NSDC, ITI, etc. Lower Enrollment Degree course aren’t: • Aﬀordable: Fees , Long DuraOon NGO’s, • Accessible: Proximity, Admission VETs • Employable 3
Skills Colleges Mission: Crea=ng “world-‐class” voca=onal educa=on capacity for 3MM NVEQF Full Degree Program Level 7 Year1 Year2 Year3 NVEQF L1 L2 L3 L4 Full DEGREE NVEQF L6 BA, BSc, BCom Assoc. Deg High School Industry Year2 Employment IX | X | XI | XII NVEQF L5 Sem3-‐>Sem4 Class12 Diploma Pass Year1 Sem1-‐> Sem2 Schools, Colleges, VET Providers Industry Curriculum & Faculty Technology Drivers Courseware Development Enablement Capacity Building Services Working with NVEQF* which provides a umbrella structure and en//es to enable this *NVEQF: NaOonal VocaOonal EducaOon QualiﬁcaOon Framework driven by Govt. of India to mainstream Skills Development. 4
WF nurturing NVEQF implementa/ons: Easing barrier for delivery ins=tutes in crea=ng and deploying programs based on the new paradigms States Govt. of India Industry PPP NSDC NVEQF SSCs SSCs SSCs Framework and Guidelines Job Specs and Standards Requirements Industry Hires/ Curriculum/ Feedback Content Dev. WF Cycle of NVEQF Capacity Building WF Support Implementa/on Services Faculty Assessment Training Student EducaOon Delivery 5
WF commibed to seed Na/onal Knowledge Network: Implementa=on support services to jump-‐start Ins=tutes with curriculum, faculty training and best-‐prac=ces NVEQF SSCs SSCs SSCs Framework and Guidelines Job Specs and Standards NSKN (Na/onal Skill Knowledge Network) PPP with Government, WF, others INDUSTRY FACULTY TECH. INPUT/OUTPUT INDUSTRY CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM ASSESSMENTS CONNECT 6
WF Partnerships: Non-‐proﬁt Partner of Choice for Voca=onal Educa=on (NVEQF) Capacity Building and co-‐funding with Government/Others Industry Educa/on Central Departments Sector Skill Councils – IT, Central AutomoOve, Security, Retail Bodies States Individual EnOOes Global AACCCollaboraOon 7
Key pilots under way Strong Partnerships to design and demonstrate successful models for job-‐driven educa=on • First Pilot for NVEQF in naOon • Central VocaOonal EducaOon InsOtute • 40 Schools in 8 districts reaching • Capacity Building Support for NVEQF ~6000 students • Jointly Co-‐fund, Develop and Accredit • Co-‐funded by MHRD, Haryana & WF Curriculum/courseware, Teacher • WF driving Content, TTT, Technology, Development, Technology, etc. Project Management • Global best-‐pracOce partnership • State Governance System • Curriculum and Courseware Dev • Faculty Development, etc. • BPO Industry-‐Academia Partnership • Faculty Development InsOtute • Unique “Hire-‐Train-‐Intern-‐Place” model • ImplementaOon through Jindal • TargeOng 500 12th Class Pass students Community Colleges • Addressing RecruiOng, Training and • Global best-‐pracOce partnership ApriOon issues • NaOonal capacity building in • WF Program Managing Development AutomoOve, ConstrucOon and Delivery of job-‐driven model InstrucOonal content, delivery 8
Further programs under discussion Working with Govt. and Private Partners to promote robust models • Collaborate on State Center of • Other States like Assam, Karnataka -‐ Excellence for VocaOonal Training Support for NVEQF and other • Support for NVEQF Pilot programs being insOtuted for mainstreaming skill development • Collaborate on Teacher Training and • Help develop concept and deﬁning evaluaOng InternaOonal Partners/Model community college model adapted for India • Skills Connect & Surveys • Regional Knowledge Hub • SimulaOon based training Enablement 9
Plan for scale-‐up: Establish working design through pilots; Validate best-‐prac=ces in self-‐learning systems; then scale up Design Phase 1: Validate Phase 2: Scale Now to 2012 2012-‐2014 2014 onwards • Sign EducaOon Partners • Proof of concept Pilots with key • Build structured, self-‐learning • Curriculum, TTT, Tech. partners/states NSKN infrastructure and oﬀerings • IniOate curriculum/content; TTT • Integrate these comonents into • Expand to more States/ with Haryana, MC/JE, etc. holisOc naOonal program InsOtutes/ Industry Sectors • Mobilize other key States • Robust, eﬀecOve curriculum • Build on success; insOtuOonalize (W.B., Assam, Karnataka, etc.) dev. and teacher training organizaOon & processes • Help deﬁne Community College • Establish NaOonal PPP -‐ NSKN • 5 – 10 years model for India Goal: A structured, self-‐sustaining NSKN that enables successful implementa/ons and mainstreaming of NVEQF across levels na/onwide 10 10
This innova/on in educa/on will beneﬁt all: Students, Colleges, Industry, Government Stem dropouts Game changer for Job seekers and Industry producOvity Reduce knowledge worker deﬁcit Cheaper Faster Beper • Half the Cost • Half the Time • Twice the Employability • VerOcal mobility 11
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