KOCHI:The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India, is organising a Workshop on ‘Industry Engagement for skilled workforce through Apprenticeship’ here on Friday.
The ‘Apprenticeship Protsahan Yojna’ (APY) launched by the Prime Minister of India, lays emphasis on skill development and highlights the huge potential which the industry has in skilling the nation and creating industry-ready skilled workforce.
Apprentices (Amendment) Bill 2014 is therefore a major boost to the government’s labour reforms and skill development initiatives, paving way for more employers to join the Apprenticeship Training Scheme. FICCI in association with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is organising awareness workshops in 17 states with all the stake holders about the Apprenticeship Act and its significance.
Rajesh Agrawal IAS, joint secretary, Ministry of Skills Development & Entrepreneurship and director general - DGET, Govt of India will deliver the keynote address and P M Francis, director, Industries and Commerce, Govt of Kerala, will give the special address.
Dr T C Saravanabava, DDG (Apprenticeship Training), Ministry of Skills Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt of India, will make presentation on Apprenticeship Protsahan Yojna and introduction of amendments in Apprenticeship Act 2014.
Dr M T Reju IAS, CEO, Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP), Govt of Kerala will present on the Skills Initiatives in the State of Kerala.
The workshop will focus on apprentice scheme, changes in the new amendment in Apprenticeship Act, its guidelines, information about trades, engagement parameters. Eminent speakers from the Central & State Governments and industry leaders will lead the sessions in the workshop thus imparting comprehensive information about how an industry can associate with the scheme.