Skill development & employability task force govt of karnataka
Proposal to the Task Force OnImproving Employability of our Graduate Students
ObjectivesTo engage with all the stakeholders proactively to improve employability of our College Graduates and provide Industry with a productive and trained workforceBy providing bridge courses & skill development programs based on Industry feedbackAnd monitor the progress using metrics and data on ‘Quality of Output’ and ‘Number of Placements’ to help the decision makers both in the Government and the CollegesWe should promote Micro Finance for students to take these courses. Anything for “free” is not appreciated and quality deteriorates
Way ForwardThere are 2 million students graduating every yearLess than 5% get jobs as there is a mismatch betweenthe curriculum and what is required by the industryAssess universities & colleges for quality of education,methods, resources and resultsBenchmark them and select 100 colleges that can betargeted for intervention in 1st phaseAssess students and train them to be employable –focusing equally on communication and domain skillsWe could call it ‘Corporate Readiness Programs’ &‘Creating E Vocations’
The Model – Identification of students across a wider area in tier 2 cities and tier 2 colleges in tier 1 cities – Student capability e-learning tools scientifically assessed with individual BEFORE recruitment for the assessment & World-class reporting to be 160 hour focused training run with Talent Fully facilitators & Transformation – Students join the corporate Trainers process certified in the detailed customized concepts and ready to hit training Create a production sooner content veritableSurvey endorsed by trainer’sColleges/Universities the Industry academy with – Detailed assessment on Trained student with capabilitiesto identify best in with periodic Trainers and development needsclass training assessment available at joininggrounds
DetailsProvide Bridge courses on• Spoken & Written English for Business• Computer Literacy• BPO Skill Programs • Insurance & Finance • Human Resources • Asset Management• Job-Oriented Courses • Accounting & Finance • Hospitality & Tourism • Retail & Logistics
Details Leverage the Private sector to provide these courses Develop a partnership model to utilize the Government Institutions Infrastructure Evening Classes (when classrooms are free) Certified Teachers to assist Identify nodal centers to conduct Courses (geographically) These nodal Colleges should have infrastructure like Internet Connectivity, Computer lab etc. Target courses right through for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students This will ensure that the learning is more effective and complete
1st Year Self Awareness (20 hrs) Occupations explorationEnglish speaking foundation (40 hrs) 2nd year Computer literacy level 1 (40 hrs)Spoken English intermediate (40 hrs) 3rd year Life Skills & Interviewing skills Problem solving skills Thinking & Analytical Skills (30 hrs) Computer literacy level 2 (40 hrs) Spoken English Advanced (40 hrs) Placements
Implementation Initiate regular meetings between Industry, Government and Academia To provide feedback on suitability of course content, effectiveness of the program & industry readiness of the students like The IT Workforce Development (ITWD) Program Encourage & provide incentive to College Management to take ownership of this aspect Currently, the focus is on Exams/pass percentage Leverage technology and offer blended learning options
Implementation Designate a placement officer in each College who is in touch with Industry on an on-going basis. Ensure that students are able to pass the NAC test facilitated by NASSCOM for entry to the BPO industry.
MeasurementOutcomes vs Inputs Currently colleges display statistics on staff positions filled etc. All related to input metrics Insist on metrics on results/output. Document and display pass as well as placement statistics course wise/Year wise/Semester wise Certify Faculty Faculty training to be done periodically on course content Faculty to be trained on use of modern teaching tools & pedagogy & certified
Medium Term PlanDuration: > than 3 months and < than 1 year.
Upgrade infrastructure with: Computer Laboratory Teaching Aids Train the Teachers to leverage new technology aids. Strengthen Placement Departments Use Edusat to reach out to colleges other than Engineering. Invite Industry Leaders to participate actively and engage with the Task Force.
Wow! Not too long!!Long Term Goals Duration: > than 1 Year
Closely working with Academic bodies like MHRD, AICTE and UGC to review Syllabus e.g.: BA and B.Sc Courses. Adding new courses @ Government Colleges. E.g.: Bio- Technology, BCA(Computer Applications) Provide specialization for different Graduate Programs like Tourism, Insurance, etc. Provide Internship Credits as a part of the Graduate course (as in Engineering) Framework that provide incentives and rewards for educators, students, and parents to work together to help students reach high standards.
Focus on Outcomes• Visibility for the Government to monitor students in different Institutions at each semester, so that – Students are given Incentives or Rewards• Colleges and Faculty are Incentivized or Rewarded• Upgrade Faculty by providing Level based Training Programs.
Benefits To Students• Career Awareness/ Planning Workshops• Training from 100 to 300 hours spread over 3 years focussed on Employability skills.• Co- curricular activities to enhance Communication and Soft skills• Campus Placement• Industry related Projects
Benefits To Faculty/Institution • Training for 3-5 Faculty members from each college • Training by Experts from Industry /academia • Refresher programs for trained Faculty • Performance based incentives based on Output quality
Benefits To Industry• Access to trained & Productive candidates• Reduced costs w.r.t on-boarding• Reduced timeline to get the workforce productive• Reduced recruitment costs