Skill Development

It is well known that skill and knowledge are the fulcrums to a nation’s development and economic augmentation. In today’s global scenario, countries boasting of higher and better levels of skills are understood to adjust more efficiently to the opportunities and challenges in the work field and thus deliver results.

In India, the working age population is far in excess of that is dependent on them. A positive marker of the development of the economy of the sub-continent, this demographic situation can be a potential source of significant economic strength. But this is possible provided the skills of the population are enhanced and continuously upgraded.

Finding and keeping workers with the knowledge and skills to get the job done is critical in today’s workplace. Today’s knowledge-based economy is increasing the demands on workers skill levels. A skilled workforce is often the key to a company’s growth and stability, and it could be the determining factor in the success of the business.

Business and industry in the sub-continent is facing shortage of skilled people. This shortage directly affects their productivity and growth. The primary challenge faced by business and industry in the sub-continent is a shortage of 76% of technical and skilled manpower. As per estimates, only 4% of population of the sub-continent is skilled compared to 68% in the UK, 75% in Germany, 58% in the USA, 80% in Japan and an enviable 96% in South Korea.

It has been estimated that 60% of fresh graduates from the education system of the sub-continent are not readily employable. There is thus a huge opportunity and a challenge in building the required infrastructure for overcoming the shortage of skilled manpower.

An important feature of the Indo-Global Awards for Excellence 2018 would be presentation of Skill Development Awards to honor and recognize individuals, institutions and organizations in private sector, public sector, NGOs, Government departments, etc who have demonstrated their commitment to the advancement of skills by implementing skill development and training programs that are relevant and result oriented.

BENEFITS FOR AWARDEES
  Award enables the winner to reach out to society with renewed confidence by leveraging on the immense marketing and PR value of the award.
  The award ceremony will be covered by leading newspapers and TV channels.
  The winner will be on a new high, a fast-track route to recognition of commitment to excellence.
  The winner will enjoy publicity that will establish reputation as a proven provider of exemplary levels of services.
 The winner will be able to use the award certificate in all brochures, leaflets, advertisements, websites and promotional collaterals.

NOMINATION PROCESS

SHORTLISTING AND SELECTION
Nominations may be submitted on-line to the Indus Foundation at indus@indus.org by individuals, institutions, or organizations, specifying the award(s) applied for and for whom. Self-nominations are also permitted. Nominations should be accompanied by the Nomination form along with the following materials (soft copy) in order for the nominations to be considered by the jury.

INSTITUTIONS & ORGANIZATIONS: Nomination (not more than four A4 pages) describing the nominee’s salient features and achievements for the specific award.

INDIVIDUALS: The nominee’s qualifications, achievements and resume (not more than four A4 pages).

Experts of the INDUS FOUNDATION will review each nomination thoroughly and shortlist suitable nominations to be considered for selection. The experts have broad discretion and may re-assign a nominee to an Award other than the one nominated for. Upon selection by the Awards jury, award winners will be informed by e-mail in about a month. The decision of the Awards jury will be final and binding.

Nominations received without the processing fee will not be considered. In case, nomination is not accepted, the processing fee will be refunded.
PROFORMA
There is no prescribed pro-forma for nominations. INDUS FOUNDATION reserves the right to select awardees.
Terms and Conditions
  Processing fee payable for nomination of an award is: Individual-INR 10,000 (per individual); Institution / Organization-INR 15,000 (per organization).
  Nominations can be made for more than one award, but processing fee has to be paid for each award.
  Award winners are allowed to attend the entire program on December 9, 2018. In case, award winner is unable to attend the program, the award will be couriered on “to pay” basis.
  In case, nominee(s) is(are) not selected for award(s), processing fee(s) will be refunded.


CATEGORIES OF AWARDS

SKILL DEVELOPMENT
  • Eminent Skill Developers

    These awards recognize eminent skill developers, entrepreneurs, and visionary thinkers who have displayed skills in creating and sustaining skill development institutions, departments or programs, and have exhibited a high degree of accountability for quality skill development. Awards are given to individuals with substantial track record.

  • Skill Development Leadership

    These Awards are the highest recognition for individual achievement and are awarded to those who provide outstanding skill development leadership in training institutions. These awards celebrate exemplary leadership that has a significant and positive impact on skill development in one or more institutions. Awards are given to individuals leading institutions.

  • Research Excellence

    These awards recognize excellence in research, scholarship, or creative expression. Awards are given to institutions, organizations, and individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in any of the various skill development disciplines.

  • Standards and QA Excellence

    These awards recognize promotion of excellence in Standards and Quality Assurance. Awards are given to institutions, organizations, and individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to Standards and Quality Assurance in any of the various skill development disciplines.

  • Best Technology

    These awards recognize excellence in technology use, adaptation, and development by institutions, organizations, faculty, staff, and administrators to enhance the training, learning, and working environment in skill development institutions. Awards are given to institutions, organizations, and individuals.

  • Skill Excellence

    These awards are given to outstanding students and trainees in recognition of their skill excellence in any ITI, Polytechnic, or any other skill development institution. The award provides recipient with a certificate and a medal.

Skill Training
  • Training Excellence

    These awards recognize institutions, organizations, and faculty with outstanding overall training record and ability to inspire and change the lives of students. They must have applied innovative training methods. Awards are given to institutions, organizations, and individuals.

  • Best Vocational Training Providers

    These awards recognize institutions and organizations for their excellence as vocational training providers in skill development.

  • Best Institututions - Open and Distance Learning

    These awards recognize outstanding open and distance learning institutions and organizations in Vocational and Skill Development Programs.

  • Best Institutions – Infrastructure

    These awards recognize institutions and organizations having the best infrastructure for imparting Skill Development Programs.

  • Best Institutes - Women Skill Development

    These awards recognize best women skill development institutions and organizations.

  • Best Private Sector Training Programs

    These awards recognize best private sector initiatives for providing in house training for skilling workers.

  • Best Public Sector Training Programs

    These awards recognize best PSU initiatives for providing in house training for skilling workers.

  • Best ITIs

    These awards recognize best ITIs for skill development through Public Private Partnership model.

  • Best Polytechnics

    These awards recognize best Polytechnics for skill development through Public Private Partnership model.

  • Best NGOs for Skill Development

    These awards recognize best NGOs for skill development training & placement.

  • Best Institutes – Innovation

    These awards recognize institutions and organizations which have introduced new innovative skill development training course for youth. They must have set-up demand-driven green-field skill development programs or upgraded brown-field ones.

  • Best Emerging Educational Institutions

    These awards are given to outstanding upcoming institutions in recognition of their excellence in imparting skills education.

  • Best Emerging Digital Learning Platforms

    These awards are given to outstanding upcoming digital e-learning platforms in recognition of their excellence in imparting skills education through digital medium.

  • Best Institutions – Placement

    These awards recognize best institutions or organizations which provide highest placement.

  • Best Placement Officers

    These awards recognize placement officers in institutions and organizations with outstanding placement records.

  • Best Student Services

    These awards recognize institutions, organizations, and departments with outstanding services to students in terms of consulting, placements, training, skill development, guidance, etc. Awards are given to institutions, organizations, and individuals.

Skill Promotion
  • Academe and Industry Partnerships

    These awards recognize colleges, universities and training providers that engage effectively with business and industry. Awards are given to institutions, organizations, and individuals for their leadership in establishing partnerships with corporates, public sector enterprises, industry associations and government agencies to setup demand-driven skill development programs.

  • Best Financial Supporters

    These awards recognize best financial institutions, banks, and funding agencies for providing excellent financial support for skill development programs.

  • Best States / UTs in Skill Development

    These awards recognize best States and Union Territories for promoting skill development activities.

  • Best Sector Skill Councils

    These awards recognize best sector skill councils for their role in introducing and promoting skill development programs.

  • Best Skill Assessment Bodies

    These awards recognize outstanding assessment companies that help organizations, governments and institutions measure and identify talent with credible assessments based on quality and technology.

  • Best Accreditation Bodies

    These awards recognize outstanding accreditation bodies that ensure institutions and organizations maintain high levels of standards set in their fields.

  • Best International Organizations

    These awards recognize best international organizations for bringing about positive and sustainable changes in skill development in India.