Our current education system is heavily skewed towards syllabus learning and not as much towards skill education. In fact, the terms ‘education’ and ‘knowledge’ are often used interchangeably. But does it make sense? Education is all about the overall development of a child, and not about learning as many concepts as you can. On that note, here are a few snippets that should ring alarm bells for India’s education planners.
The National Occupational Standards suggests that 90% of the market jobs need skills and a bit of knowledge.
On the contrary, 90% of the people graduating out of schools/colleges have knowledge but they lack skills.
‘Knowledge’ and ‘skills’ used interchangeably can lead us on the wrong path
There is a need to highlight the fact that mere academic knowledge doesn’t make a student employable. This is the reason why TeamLease is making a case for Skills Universities.
What are Skill Universities?
Skills Universities are the perfect amalgamation between education and skill development, as they focus on bridging the gap between education, employment, and employability while pushing forward the concept of lifelong learning, sorely missing from the current education policies.
TeamLease’s ideas for Skills Universities are captured in this Whitepaper, a well-researched, insightful and a comprehensive document.
What does the Whitepaper cover?
The Whitepaper seeks to establish the importance of educational institutions that promote skill and knowledge development, over the promotion of only academic training that does not focus on future employability skills. The Whitepaper covers the following topics in detail.
Who is the Whitepaper useful for?
CXOs, L&D practitioners , Educationists, Policy Makers
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