How to bring skill training and education together to create employable graduates

One of the main problems India faces now is its massive skill gap as students are not being trained in the kind of skills that workplaces need now.   As per the Ministry of Skills and Entrepreneurship Development (MSED), currently, 40 skill development programmes are being implemented across 20 ministries. This comes out to 50 lakh students being trained annually on vocational skill courses either under State or Central Government schemes or privately. However, what remains unsaid is that the students still join colleges for degrees and vocational skilling centres…

Labour would end free market in higher education, says Rayner

 Angela Rayner will tell the University and College Union conference that universities ‘are there for all of us’. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA A Labour government would end the “failed free-market experiment in higher education”, taking a tougher line on vice-chancellors’ pay and improving academic diversity, the shadow education secretary is set to announce. Angela Rayner will outline a series of major policy steps that would allow regulators to intervene in how universities in England are run, including how they recruit and reward staff. Speaking to the University and College Union (UCU) conference on Saturday,…

Public hearing to be held on West Virginia education bill

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) – West Virginia’s Republican House speaker is requesting a public hearing on a complex education bill. Roger Hanshaw made the request Thursday in a letter to House education committee chairman Danny Hamrick and finance committee chairman Eric Householder. While the committees hear from experts on questions related to the bill, Hanshaw says the public hearing will “allow those on the front lines of our education system to weigh in.” A date for the public hearing was not immediately set. Some opponents say the Senate version of the…