TeamLease Vocational Education University, Gujarat Soon
TeamLease Services, a leading staffing company, has signed an agreement with the Gujarat Government to set up a Vocational Education University.
The company would set up 22 community colleges across Gujarat that offer two-year associate degree programmes in collaboration with employers.
The colleges would come up over the next 36 months, while the first ten will be set up over the next 18 months, a company release said here today.
TLU will be India’s first University focused on vocational education. Employers would be at the heart of academics and technology at the heart of operations.
It will offer quality education via four classrooms (physical, satellite, e-learning and on-the-job).
The two-year associate degree programmes would fill an important gap by creating a mezzanine layer between shorter certificate/ Diploma courses (provided by TeamLease subsidiary IIJT) and traditional degree colleges.
”Community colleges can improve accessibility, increase inclusiveness, lower cost and create vertical mobility,” Manish Sabharwal, Chairman, TeamLease Services said.
He said due to India’s demographic dividend more than one million people would join the labour force every month for the next 20 years.
”However, our skill crisis means that more than 58 per cent of our youth suffer some degree of skill deprivation. Converting growth to poverty reduction requires a massive overhaul of our education, employability and education (3E) ecosystem,” he added.