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Good morning ladies and gentleman. It is a proud moment for us at Essence-X to be launching IQ India. It is the beginning of the vision of Mr Karan Dhaul and Mr Raymond Clarke. It has been a work in progress for sometime and with the launch of IQ, India we enter a new phase of our vision. In the allocated 10 minutes, I would like to give a brief heads up on the need that propelled us to bring IQ to India, how IQ India would meet this need and the benefits to be accrued.
I would like to cover my brief under the following headings
Introduction Potential For Skilling in India Skill Development Policy- India Industry Qualifications India Benefits Way Forward
Introduction. India is slated to have the maximum population in the world under the age of 29 by 2020. You can imagine as our country grows older, the population grows younger!! at least for sometime into the future.
Thus there is a growing need to increase employability in the country. As on date majority of employable population falls short of desired skills, as required for employability; and jobs in existence are unable to be tenanted. Considering the future requirements of employability, it is imperative that we are able to impart quality training, which meets the industry requirements not only in India but also at the international level and churn out competently skilled candidates.
It is a fact, considering the growth of population, we as a country will not be able to provide employment to all the employable manpower. In the coming years the world as such, especially the developed world in Europe as well as developing nations and nations who are dependent on expats for the running of their industries, will fall short of indigenous trained manpower to meet their industrial requirements and will be in a position to provide employment to Indians, provided they make the cut.
International Certification will ensure that the vocational training carried out meets the international requirements and standards, as well as will enable acceptance of vocational training at an international level.
This is where Industry Qualifications comes in. UK is one of the largest exporters of education. Having said that, it is has also one of the oldest and most reputed educational institutions in the world and its education system is accepted and respected world over. With IQ, we intend bringing those stringent norms and associated quality to India.
Potential for Skilling in India. The number of candidates who underwent skill development training under different schemes of respective Ministries through various sector skill councils, since inception of National Skill Development council in 2009, totals 35 lakhs (3.5 million) out of which 14 lakhs (1.4 million) individuals were enrolled and skilled between 2013 and 2014 alone.
The total amount spent by the Indian government is to the tune of Rs 2333 crores (USD 359 million).
The targeted manpower to be skilled in 2015 alone is put at 24 Lakhs (2.4 million) with a budgeted outlay of INR 1500 crore (USD 230 million)
The Make in India initiative alone has lead to the creation of 2.75 lakh jobs (.275 million) between Jul to Dec 2014 which has increased employment generation by 118%
it is pertinent to note that by 2022 India aims to skill 420 million individuals.
Skill Development Policy in India. We in India are in the process of implementing a new policy on skill development and entrepreneurship. As stated by India’s finance minister Mr Arun Jaitley, the policy aims to align supply with demand , bridging existing skill gaps, promote industry engagement and apprenticeship, establish a quality assurance framework and leverage technology for delivery and quality assurance.
The policy seeks to establish common norms to rationalise the whole spectrum of skill development processes and involved systems. ‘Common Norms’ will define the activities constituting 'Skill Development' in the country, skill development courses and their alignment with the National Skills Qualification Framework and also the broad inputs and outcomes expected from these programmes. For the first time in India, Prior Learning will be recognized and the outcome of training will be measured in terms of placement and self employment.
IQ India. IQ, India intends to support Government policies on skill development by aligning the qualifications, being offered through IQ, to National Occupational Standards such that they would meet both the National Occupation Standards and the International requirements. We are presently in the process of mapping a few existing courses/ qualifications to international standards and have commenced the process of development of new qualifications in niche fields to meet the emerging industry and skilling requirements. Through IQ we are in a unique position to offer International Certification in qualifications offered by one of the oldest (100 years old) Institute of Administrative Management as well as over 200 qualifications covering numerous sectors. In addition, implementation of IQ quality assurance norms would help in establishing transparent procedures to identify the skill sets of an individual by use of skill cards (as has already been touched by Ray in his talk), as well as bring in reliability and acceptance of the certifications being offered at a national and International level. Presently the process is ongoing for establishing some of the training institutes as IQ centers.
Benefits to the Nation
India will soon have the world’s largest young of age workforce and is poised to become the world’s supplier of skilled manpower. The Indians working abroad will remit their salaries back home increasing the inflow of forex.
Salaries of individuals will increase with skilling and also give rise to professionalism which in turn would enhance the per capita income.
With adequate skilling and increase in employment of skilled Indians outside the country will decrease the unemployment rate in India.
International Exposure and experience will enable personnel to bring back their experience from other countries and apply to job roles/ entrepreneurship in India.
The relocating of skilled candidates to outside India locations will help reduce the strain on infrastructure, caused by high density of population in urban areas.
The industry will benefit from the assurance that IQ certification will provide in terms of quality of training and skilling of individuals - by conduct of external third party verification and institutionalizing of stringent quality control measures.
IQ, India will also provide a platform to bridge the gap between industry requirements and the education being imparted by mapping of courses and curriculum to industry requirements.
Unlike the education system, IQ can modify the course contents at a faster pace to meet the industry need as well as develop new qualifications to meet the emergent requirements.
Further the ‘Skill Cards’ will quantify skill sets, which would better assist the employer, as compared to simple grades on completion of a course, in choosing the right candidate. The skill cards would also validate the skills of an individual and act as ready reckoners of his or her skill sets.
They would benefit from the quality & credibility attached to IQ certificates.
IQ would also facilitate admissions into UK Universities and colleges for pursuing further studies.
The IQ certificates would better prospects of employability
The modular nature of the qualifications will provide greater flexibility while pursuing diplomas and career progression and the acceptability of credits associated with each qualification would further the modular concept.
The way ahead for us is to expand our operations to cover Pan India, draw synergy with various Government agencies involved such as the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, National Skill Development Council, State Governments, etc. We intend to develop niche courses to meet industry requirements in subjects like Designing of secure buildings, cyber security, market analysis, big data, etc. We want to offer International Accreditation to Organisations through IQ. We also want to ensure tie ups between industry and training providers and work with State Governments to boost vocational skilling.
Conclusion. To conclude, we aim to continue to move forward with due diligence, to soar greater heights, be a mark of quality, a leader in provisioning the latest in qualifications which meet the industry needs at every step and at the same time fulfil the aspirations of all associated with IQ. Thank You.
Industry Qualifications India - Cdr(Retd.) Kartik Vig
CDR KARTIK VIG
• Potential For Skilling in India
• Skill Development Policy- India
• Industry Qualifications India
• Way Forward
• India - maximum population in the world under the age of 29 by 2020
• Growing need to increase employability in the country
• Quality training required, which meets industry requirements – at national
and international level
• Competently skilled candidates – employable in India and overseas
• International Certification –
• To meet international requirements and standards
• Enable acceptance of vocational training at an international level
• With IQ, we intend bringing stringent norms and associated
quality to India
Potential For Skilling in India
• Number of individuals who underwent skill development training
• 2009 – 2014 – 35 lakhs (3.5 million) out of which 14 lakhs (1.4 million) individuals
were enrolled and skilled between 2013 and 2014 alone
• Total amount spent by the Indian government to date INR 2333 crores (USD 359
• Manpower skilling target for 2015 - 24 Lakhs (2.4 million)
• Funds allocated - INR 1500 crore (USD 230 million)
• Make in India effect – 2.75 lakh (0.275 million) jobs created between Jul – Dec
2014 – increasing employment by 118%
• India aims to skill 420 million individuals by 2022
Skill Development Policy - India
• Match supply with demand
• Bridge existing skill gaps
• Promote industry engagement and apprenticeship
• Establish quality assurance framework
• Leverage technology for delivery and quality assurance
• Establish common norms to define
• Activities constituting 'Skill Development' in the country
• Align skill development courses to National Skills Qualification Framework
• Recognize prior learning
• Measure outcome of training in terms of placement & self-employment
Industry Qualifications India
• Map/ Align existing courses/ qualifications based on National
Occupation Standards to international standards
• Development of new qualifications in niche fields
• Unique position to offer International Certification in
• Qualifications from 100 years old Institute of Administrative Management
• Over 200 qualifications
• Implementation of IQ quality assurance norms
• Identify skill sets of individuals by use of Skill Cards
• Bring in reliability and acceptance of IQ certifications
• Increase in forex inflows
• Enhanced per capita income
• Decrease in unemployment
• Gaining of international exposure and experience
• Reduce strain on existing infrastructure
• Assurance in terms of -
• Quality of imparted training
• Skilling of individuals
• Platform to bridge the gap between industry requirements and
• Develop new qualifications where required
• ‘Skill Cards’ – quantifying skill sets
• Educational Institutes
• Benefit from the credibility and quality attached to IQ certificate
• Facilitation of admissions into UK Universities and colleges for pursuing
• Better prospects of employability
• Modular nature of the qualifications will provide greater flexibility while
pursuing diplomas and career progression
• Acceptability of credits associated with each qualification
• Expand operations to cover Pan India
• Draw synergy with various Government agencies involved
• Develop niche courses to meet industry requirements
• Offer International Accreditation to Organisations
• Ensure tie ups between industry and training providers
• Assist State Governments in vocational skilling