Gap Between College/Academic Institutions’ Teaching And Need Of Industry
In other words, real education gives one the perspective on the world, it makes one a complete person, it supplements one’s thought towards life and must definitely help to build a career.
Unfortunately, the link between education and jobs seems to be breaking down these days. The conventional institutes deliver more theoretical curriculum while industry demands large skilled workforce, the former system lacks the ability to drive these skills.
- Teaching entrepreneurial skills – Educational institutions can respond to these needs , for instance by incorporating entrepreneurial skills into their curriculum – economic and legal issues, as well as marketing and taxation or having students follow similar course given by a guest lecturer from industry
- Combining studying with running a business – Many students run a business during their studies. Educational institutions can help students by adjusting their programmes, for instance, allowing real-life business assignments to count towards study credits. Or by letting final-year students keep a greater share of the profit from their business, without losing their eligibility for student finance.
- Better links between education and the labour market – Educational institutions and the private sector should work together more closely through organizations like the Education-Business Alliance so that education and training becomes more responsive to labour market needs
- More qualified technicians – Skilled technical workers are in real great demand specially in top sectors like life sciences and health, chemicals and high tech.
Educational institutions and the private sector are taking steps to get more trained technical workers into the workforce through the following schemes:
- Technology Pact
Government, educational institutions, employers, employees and regional authorities should sign up the Technology Pact so as to encourage more school leavers to opt for technical education and training.
- Human capital agendas
Top sectors have to draw up human capital agendas, describing how demand for and supply of skilled workers will develop in the years ahead and hence to help shaping vocational and higher professional education in the future.
- Centres for public-private partnership in vocational education
Centres for Innovative Skills has emerged in the secondary vocational education aiming to improving the links between education and the labour market that attract the most talented students and the best teachers. Partnering with the private sector is a crucial part of this.
- Technology Pact
There is no real “war for talent” , there is a “war for skills” – and what better way to win the war than to build your arsenal internally.
Entrepreneurs are vital for economic growth of a nation. This should be reflected in an education system that teaches entrepreneurial skills.
In context of the present scenario , incubation of start ups emerges as the best solution to fill up this undesired gap. Entrepreneurs find this as bridge to fill up the gap.
Ambuja Neotia Incubation Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata, India , has pledged to build the bridge the gap by incubating start ups. Unlimited and customised mentorship is acting as one of the pillars of such bridge along with Funding , Market access , facility of co-working space to strengthen the foundation of such bridge.