The Logistics Skill Council (LSC) has launched the first apprentice programme under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) that will give a big boost to train three lakh youth in the next three years.
“Apprenticeship training is considered to be one of the most efficient ways to develop skilled manpower. It provides for an industry-led, practice-oriented, effective and efficient mode of formal training,” said R Dinesh, chairman, LSC.
“Our mission is to develop a skilled talent pool of 28 million workforce in the logistics industry under various sub-sectors through eminent training partners,” he added.
Vijay Kumar Dev, director general, training, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said that private sector participation is crucial so that various industries can train and absorb job aspirants. “The aspirations of youth are rising, and they need jobs. India enjoys demographic dividend, which can turn into a demographic disaster unless their aspirations are met.”
Under NAPS, the central government shares 25% of the total stipend (maximum of Rs 1,500 per month per apprentice) with employers. In addition, it supports basic training which is considered an essential component of apprenticeship training, not exceeding Rs 7,500 for a 500 hours training course.
The LSC has also launched its newsletter ‘Logistix Express’ as a media platform to showcase the council’s objectives and happenings in the logistics sector.