The Central Government of India has launched Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills (SHREYAS) for youths. Under this Shreyas Scheme, the government is going to provide industry apprenticeship opportunities to youth and will enable them to get gainful employment and contribute to the country’s progress. These opportunities would be applicable to general graduates exiting in April 2019 through the National Apprenticeship Promotional Scheme (NAPS).
The main objective of the SHREYAS Scheme is to enhance the employability of Indian youth by providing on the job work exposure and earning of stipend. This is a major effort to make degree students more skilled, capable, employable, and aligned to the needs of the economy.
SHREYAS programme is primarily for students in degree courses mainly non-technical with a view to introduce employable skills into their learning, promote apprenticeship as an integral to education. Moreover, employment facilitating efforts of the government to be integrated into the education system to provide jobs to candidates after graduation.
SHREYAS Yojana 2019 Launched by Central Government
SHREYAS programme comprises initiatives of 3 ministries namely the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Ministry of Labour & Employment, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. This would be done through the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), National Career Service (NCS), and introduction of B.A / B.Sc / B.Com (Professional) courses in the higher educational institutions.
SHREYAS PORTAL – This Shreyas portal will enable educational institutions and industry to make login and provide their respective demand and supply of apprenticeship. Students matching with apprenticeship avenues are going to be done as per the eligibility criteria. The main focus is that all the general degree students who will pass out in April 2019 will get the opportunity of industry and service sector apprenticeship.
Furthermore, the SSCs has already identified over 100 NSQF aligned job roles and courses in IT / Retail / Logistics / Tourism / Healthcare / BFSI / Electronics / Media / Life Sciences & Management in which the exiting graduates can take under Apprenticeship program. All of these courses will remain available from April-May 2019. Around 40 higher educational institutions are already been tied up in order to take up embedded apprenticeship courses. MHRD and MSD&E have also launched a 7 degree apprenticeship curriculum which includes BBA & BVOC courses. There are 6 sector skill councils of IT, Retail, Logistics, Tourism, BFSI, Food Processing which have taken the lead.