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'Industries should become partners in vocational training': - Rajesh Tope

Pune, Maharashtra-- HIGHER & Technical Education Minister Rajesh Tope has called on industries to become partners in imparting vocational training and come forward to provide practical training for better employability. He was speaking at the launch of the 'Learn and Earn' scheme in the city to give technical training to class X & XII passed students.

He said active participation of the industry would help double the number of graduates government polytechnic and diploma courses. "The state government is planning to start an independent technical university. We are inviting private partners to be part of the new initiative. The main aim is to increase employability," said Tope.

The new scheme launched is approved by the Maharashtra Government Yashwantrao Chavan Maharshtra Open University (YCMOU) and Yashaswi Institute of Technology (YIT) have entered into a joint venture to implement the scheme. It is being promoted and supported by Tata Autocomp Systems Ltd. Vishwesh Kulkarni president, YIT, said, the students will undergo practical training for four years in various industries. "Industry will pay Rs. 5000, Rs.5500, Rs.6000 and Rs.6500 respectively for four years. Students will work as apprentice for four years under the Apprentice Act 1961. the industry will also provide uniforms, shoes, safety equipment and insurance cover to the students. The fees for the diploma is Rs.8,900 per semester and there will be eight semesters," he said.

Kulkarni said, the diploma scheme would be rolled out to the entire state with engineering colleges and polytechnics offering them the theory classes. "The eight hou practical provided by the industries. The scheme has diploma in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and instrumentation. We are expecting to enroll around 20,000 students in this academic year from across the state," he said.

RS Thakur, executive director and CEO, Tata Autocomp Systems Limited, said, the earn and learn scheme serves to empower the economically less privileged youth of the society through education. "The scheme will provide the auto sector, which is faced with talent shortage, and will also helping flow of talent to other industries. The scheme will provide the inspiration and blueprint to many more such private-public-partnership schemes," he said.

At the Yashaswi Education Society, for more than 2 decades, we have created professionals ready to take on the corporate world. We have honed their skills, enhanced their knowledge and given them exposure to today's business scenario so that when they step into the corporate world, they are equipped to leap ahead from the word 'go'.

Known for its diverse and talented faculty, staff, students and alumni, the Yashwaswi Education Society has a very rich culture of learning. Established by the flagship company "Yashaswi Personnel Services Pvt. Ltd.", Yashaswi has experienced tremendous growth not only in terms of turnover but have also acquired privileged data bank of professionals from different sphere of business like manufacturing, banking, retailing and information technology.

Yashaswi Personnel Services Pvt. Ltd., has rich experience & organizational expertise to identify the "right people for the right job"; and have been at the forefront of HR consulting in Pune.The work and recognition that Yashaswi Personnel Services Pvt. Ltd. has earned laid a very strong foundation for the creation of Yashaswi Educational Society, which in turn moulded the National Institute of Management Science to provide the best in academics to its students who in turn will fulfill the demands of the corporate world.

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