Improving Quality of EcosystemImproving Quality of Ecosystem

The Skill Development ecosystem is in need of quality improvements. Tata STRIVE contributes to this effort by offering faculty development, technology tools and platform, process improvement and quality assurance tools to its collaborators and partners so that the ecosystem at large stands to gain. As an example, Tata STRIVE’s Train the Trainer programs for trainers identified by Sector Skill Councils helps in capacity building of Faculty in various domains, so that they can deliver training more effectively to the youth.

Tata STRIVE has trained 8000+ trainers who have indirectly impacted close to 7 lakh youth.

Faculty DevelopmentFaculty Development

Tata STRIVE believes that trainers are the catalysts and the most influential change agents in empowering the youth. They play the role of a coach, and a first-time supervisor in the  world of work. Our programs are specially curated for trainers in the skilling ecosystem. Tata STRIVE has trained 8000+ trainers who have indirectly impacted close to 7 lakh youth.

An immersive program to skill faculty/trainers on various tools and techniques for effective facilitation in the classroom or virtual mode of learning. One may be an expert in a particular skill but imparting the same skill to others is altogether a new skill to be learnt and practiced. The Train the Trainer program is designed to equip the participants with mind-set, skillset and tool to be an effective trainer/faculty/ITI instructor. Target Audience: New and aspiring trainers wanting to contribute in the vocational space.
Trainers are required to play different roles to a learner and each of these roles have different set of skill set. This program aims to skill trainers/faculty to become an ‘employability coach’. The participants will see an enhanced relationship and better learning outcomes with their students by practicing the 'coaching skills'. Target Audience: Vocational Trainers, ITI Instructors, School Teachers who are eager to strengthen their relationship with the learners. Also for leaders and managers in the skilling ecosystem who lead teams and would like to develop their leadership skills.
Leveraging technology was an immediate response to the pandemic. Trainers should know to use technology and not get intimidated by it. This programs helps trainers/faculty be confident in taking blended sessions and implement tips and techniques right from planning for a lesson to assessments. Target Audience: Existing Trainers/Faculty in the vocational setting, school teachers, ITI Instructors who will be training online.
Trainers/Faculty especially in the vocational ecosystem will require competencies to help the youth navigate the career maze. This programs equips the trainers with skills to deploy a simple career assessment tool and guide the career conversation in helping the youth make informed career choices. Target Audience: Vocational Trainers, ITI Instructors, School Teachers, Counsellors, Mobilizers who would be mobilizing and counselling the youth to help choose a career.
An Instructional approach designed to give learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through engaging projects set around challenges and problems they may face in the real world. It is more than just ‘doing a project’ This programs develops the trainers/faculty with a deeper understanding of implementing project based learning in their centres and extract not only domain learnings but employability skills as well. Target Audience: Domain Trainers, Employability Skills Trainers, School Teachers, ITI Instructors.
Who you are is how you lead! Trainers being the biggest influential agent, it is critical for all school teachers, trainers/faculty in the vocational ecosystem imbibe and demonstrate employability skills. All domain or functional trainers should realize the significance of employability skills and acknowledge it to be an important and integral part of youth development. The training program helps trainers/faculty realise the key employability skills critical for success, contextualise the same for their respective industry and integrate the same in their curriculum. Target Audience: Domain Trainers, Employability Skills Trainers, School Teachers, ITI Instructors. This is relevant for all trainers interacting with the youth to sensitize and instil the importance of employability skills for career progression.
Change is not forced but influenced. In the skilling ecosystem, a trainer/faculty will have to influence the mind-sets of different stakeholders. To make the young of our country employable, the trainer interacts with different stakeholders with different mind-sets, majority of them having some self-limiting beliefs. These mind-sets could be of the learners, parents, community, employers or even the system. This programs enables the participants to think beyond their existing role of a trainer and use strategies to manage and influence key stakeholders within their circle of influence. Target Audience: Experienced Trainers, Training Supervisors, ITI instructors where their role is just not limited to teaching but has larger role to play in the entire skilling value chain.

Knowledge PartnershipsKnowledge Partnerships

Tata STRIVE’s investment in quality across the skilling value chain from mobilization to placement is manifested in standardization of content across 50+ courses, faculty development, in data-based governance, etc. ‘Knowledge partnership’ is a model that enables cross-pollination and sharing of artifacts with like-minded partners bringing best practices into the value chain to bring transformation in the youth.

Dual VETDual VET

The partnership between Tata STRIVE and Siemens for the Dual VET programme is aimed at introducing German Dual VET model customised for Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in India. The bedrock of the dual system is learning at both Vocational Institutes and on-site locations. This method enables a seamless transition from training to employment. Industrial Training Institutes were identified as the focus of expansion because of the multiplier effect they offered. The key aspects are:

  • Direct interventions with youth include- enablement of jobs/entrepreneurship, enhancement of employability, create career awareness with counselling.
  • Interventions in the skill development ecosystem include faculty development, technology or domain support to other skill development providers. This is represented below:
  • Advanced modules on current topics and technologies developed by Siemens, thus enhancing the productivity of students while making them future-ready in jobs that will follow.
The programme is being implemented in ITIs across Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab. More states are likely to sign up. The cumulative impact to date is over 43,500 students with upskilling of 1325 ITI instructors across 170 ITIs. Over 1500 companies have been onboarded and are willing to open their doors to ITI trainees for in-plant training.