Roles & Responsibilities of Stakeholders
Vertical Anchor is a training partner and holds experience & expertise related to a specific Industry Vertical. The role of the Vertical Anchor will be to conduct a skill gap analysis and geography mapping across the country (or geographies assigned to it). It shall further suggest the various skills for which courses need to be conducted. It shall also suggest the types of courses and the durations required. Subsequently the Vertical Anchor shall be responsible for creating content for the courses to be conducted and to get them approved. The Vertical Anchor shall also identify potential Hub partners, facilitate their registration and hand hold them in execution of the entire training implementation process. It shall also conduct train the trainer courses for the HUBs. If it is not already in existence, it will also develop and update syllabus as per the AICTE Community college and NSQF models all other learning material to be approved well in advance for various programmes it plans to start. It will focus on quality of course and shall constantly monitor conduct of training. Vertical Anchors shall be appointed for a period of six years. Vertical Anchors may also establish their own training Hubs after payment of the required Performance Guarantee Deposit.
A ‘Training Hub’ is a company/training partner running a learning centre with specific classroom infrastructure available at any single premise with one specific address in any location and can conduct training within the assigned ‘Operating Region’.
This includes, among others, infrastructure facilities, trainers, course material, necessary machineries, operating systems and software to conduct the theoretical or classroom based training. They shall be responsible for mobilization of students and conduct of assessment tests. Hubs shall be responsible to collect all fees from trainees and remit on & activation Ensure SOP adherence the same to Institute.
A Hub/Learning Centre can provide theoretical training for more than one skill given that it has the adequate Infrastructure facilities and a network of Skill Knowledge Partners to partner with within 50km radius of its approved premises. A training partner can become a Learning Centre, after Quality Assurance team of Institute clears it for meeting its appointment conditions. Such entities will be appointed for a period of 3 years. A Hub will be signed up for one vertical at a time. However, it may be involved in more than one vertical at a time but will have to go through the same/similar set of conditions for each of the other verticals it wishes to enter.
Therefore, Hub has the following major roles and responsibilities :
- Identified by Vertical Anchor
- Appointed by Institute
- Mobilization of Trainees
- Collect payments from trainees
- Provide classroom infrastructure
- Provide theoretical training
- Facilitate selection & registration of SKPs
- Facilitate conduct of aptitude assessment
- Facilitate Examination and certification
- Assist in placement of trainees
SKP (Skill-Knowledge Provider):
SKPs would be industry partners identified by hub but shall be signed up by Institute/ University. The industry partner will support the programme at the most basic level by providing a platform to train the students of Institute/ University on-the-job for a particular skill course. The SKP shall be thus registered as per norms & process jointly agreed by Institute/ University and the AICTE. The SKPs shall be authorized to issue skill certificates to trainees the credits of which shall be incorporated by Institute/ University during final certification. It is important to note that organizations which have their core competence in manufacturing or services pertaining to the subject of courses and, therefore, not primarily into educational services, can participate in the capacity of SKP only. They are strongly encouraged to absorb students being trained under the model.
Therefore, Skill Knowledge Partner has the following major roles and responsibilities
- Identified by Learning Hub
- Appointed by Institute
- Provide practical training
- Assess skills and award credits for Practical Training
- Provide stipend to trainees
- Absorb some of the trainees
- Approving the model after reviewing its benefits & implications
- Encouraging industry-institute partnership in skill building (showcasing earn & learn model)
- Understanding the concept and working framework of the earn and learn model
- Adhering to the guidelines of the consortium partners
- Fulfilling the expectations on all three modules of learning (theory, lab, OJT)