On September 10, 2015 Union Human Resource Development Minister Smt. Smriti Irani launched the National Web Portal to bridge the Gap between students and industry. To promote the National Apprenticeship Scheme among the Graduates, Diploma holders and Class 12 pass-outs vocational certificate holders the web portal has been launched. For the National Web Portal the logo and slogan “Sashakt Yuva, Samarth Bharat” has also been released.
While addressing the gathering present at the inaugural ceremony, Union Minister said that for one year Ministry of Human Resource Development will implement the apprenticeship training through Board of Apprenticeship Training (BOATs)/Board of Practical Training (BOPT) located at Mumbai, Chennai, Kanpur and Kolkata.
Services to be offered by the National web Portal
The portal will offer door step delivery of service, streamlines processes and saves time for students. Further she added that the security of women at workplace and ensure grievance redressal for the apprentice will also be taken care of via mechanism of internal complaints committee. The portal will also be beneficial in the sense that it will enable practicable contract for students and industry partnership.
The already designed websites of regional BOATs/BOPT have been integrated and data of all the regional BOATs/BOPT has been transferred to the National Web Portal. While collecting the data about the needs of the students who wish to join the Apprenticeship Training the government came across many hurdles. The National web portal will offer hassle free services to all stake holders including students, establishments and technical institutions across the country for transparent administration through e-Governance. It will also be a multilingual platform which currently engages with the user in Marathi, Bengali, Tamil and Hindi.
Invitation to AICTE/NSDC
Further All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have been invited by the union Minister to come together to extend the reach and exposure especially for the students studying in Class 11 and Class 12.
Who all were present at the gathering?
The dignitaries present at the gathering included: Shri V.S. Oberoi, Secretary, Department of Higher Education and Shri S.C. Khuntia, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy other dignitaries and senior officers from the Ministry of Human Resource Development