BMW Assembly backs Technological University plan

first_img WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous articleLetterkenny well placed to benefit from New Frontiers programme – Enterprise IrelandNext articleHeated exchanges at council meeting over ferries funding News Highland By News Highland – February 27, 2012 Members of the Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly have pledged their full backing to the proposed establishment of a Technological University in the region.The proposal to merge the ITs at Athlone, Dundalk, Galway-Mayo, Letterkenny and Sligo, would see the Border Midlands West Technological University become the largest higher education institution in Ireland with more than 27,000 students.The Assembly’s Assistant Director Kieran Moylan believes what is now being proposed is in the best long-term interest of the region and the ITs themselves………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/bmwit1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Pinterest Newsx Advertscenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ BMW Assembly backs Technological University plan Google+ Twitter Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

FHFA Director Watt goes before House committee Tuesday

first_imgby: Trey GarrisonFederal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt will appear Tuesday morning before the House Financial Services Committee at a hearing entitled “Sustainable Housing Finance.”The purpose of this hearing is to receive an update from the FHFA on measures FHFA has taken as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the FHFA’s current Strategic Plan for the GSEs, and the current financial condition of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and and the Federal Home Loan Banks.Watt will likely face a tough grilling from the new Congress on whether adequate steps are being taken to encourage additional private capital in this market and what additional actions FHFA has taken as regulator of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHLBs.He will also likely face questions about the wisdom of President Obama’s move to cut the FHA mortgage insurance premiums.House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, said he thinks it is irresponsible to lower FHA mortgage insurance premiums. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Boylesports continues home expansion acquiring JP Bookmakers network

Share Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles BoyleSports signs Coventry City sponsorship August 21, 2020 Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 Boylesports, Ireland’s second largest bookmaker, continues its home market expansion confirming that it has purchased the retail network of JP Bookmakers from independent operator JP McGuinness.Updating the market, Boylesports informs that it will takeover JP Bookmakers six betting shops located in the West of Ireland.  The new retail assets will be rebranded as Boylesports outlets, and integrated within the firm’s Irish retail network of 240 betting shops.Confirming the acquisition, Boylesports governance stated that takeover of JP Bookmakers assets was needed to increase the firm’s retail coverage within the West and North West of Ireland.   Taking over JP Bookmakers’ retail inventory, Boylesports CEO Conor Gray welcomed the acquisition and praised JP McGuinness for his success as an Irish independent bookmaker.“JP McGuinness has done a great job in building up one of the most successful independent bookmakers in the west of Ireland with a very loyal customer base,”“This acquisition, which gives Boylesports a greater presence in the West and North West, will be a great fit with our existing network.”2017, was a defining year for Boylesports, as company founder and John Boyle stepped down from active duty with the company, handing leadership to his son-in-law Conor Gray as new Chief Executive. read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U16 BOYS CELEBRATE NORTHERN LEAGUE TITLE

first_imgPictured is the St. Eunan’s U16 team that won the Northern League Division 1 title.The final was played on Monday in Termon against St Michaels. Team Manager is Jim Clarke.St Eunans now play Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon in the All County League Div1 semi-final.  GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U16 BOYS CELEBRATE NORTHERN LEAGUE TITLE was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:league winnersSt EunansU16last_img read more

49ers’ Nick Mullens leads victory over lifeless Raiders

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — There was no Jimmy G on Thursday night, but Nick M did just fine against the hapless Raiders.Nick Mullens — the 49ers’ undrafted, unknown third-string quarterback — took pity on a cynical prime-time audience by providing a performance worth watching in his NFL debut.Subbing for the injured C.J. Beathard (wrist), who had been subbing for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo (knee), the kid from Southern …last_img

Wine and food tourism experts talk growth

first_imgTrends in tourism – visitors seeking experiences – and ways to market South Africa’s excellent wine and food tourism industries were unpacked at the first annual Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference.Strategies on growing South Africa’s wine and food industries were debated at a conference in Stellenbosch, the epicentre of the country’s winelands, in November 2016. Wine tourism contributes R6-billion annually to South Africa’s GDP. (Images: Alfred Thorpe, @Vuurtoring)Melissa JavanMore tourists were interested in sharing their experiences of South Africa’s wine and food tourism industry, delegates heard at the Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference. It is planned for the gathering to become an annual event.The two-day conference, which took place on 1 and 2 November 2016 at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, was attended by industry insiders and experts.Research undertaken by the Western Cape’s destination marketing, investment and trade promotion agency, Wesgro, found that 86% of tourists wanted to sample local wines and food. SABC also reported that more people wanted customised experiences.A million bottles of South African wines were sold daily worldwide. “This is a million opportunities to tell South Africa’s story through wine tourism,” said Mariette du Toit-Helmbold from destination and tourism marketing agency Destinate.Destinate has been commissioned to develop an industry-led wine tourism plan as part of the Wine Industry Strategic Exercise. This initiative was introduced to promote a robust, adaptable and competitive industry.“South Africa’s competitive edge is not only our wine, but also our hospitality and passionate people. That matched with unique experiences, exceptional food and breath-taking scenery, all accessible to the visitor,” said Du Toit-Helmbold.Plenty of the ideas were given about ways of enhancing wine and food experiences:“Restaurants are important, as they are the platform for the development & marketing of a nation”, #jprossouw @winefoodconf #wfconf2016— Ian & Lise Manley (@manleycom) November 2, 2016Are our restaurants reflecting our cultural dishes? What’s our national signature dish?Which dish do we defend internationally? #wfconf2016— Wesgro (@Wesgro) November 2, 2016You may not have big budgets for marketing campaigns – do one thing well; train your staff, give them knowledge. #winetourism #wfconf2016— Wesgro (@Wesgro) November 2, 2016A strategy being developedWine tourism currently contributes R6-billion annually towards South Africa’s GDP. The aim is to increase that amount to R15-billion by 2025, with the help of the wine tourism strategy.Du Toit-Helmbold said the strategy was being developed as a dynamic industry framework and practical plan. “Our immediate priorities are to get buy-in from role players and to finalise the implementation plan with input from and alignment with the government.”Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said he supported the development of a wine tourism strategy that would unite the industry behind a common vision, brand and aligned plan to take wine tourism forward. “We look forward to working with the industry to help realise the enormous potential wine tourism has in contributing to our country’s overall tourism growth.”Watch Tim Harris, chief executive officer of Wesgro, talk about the different food and wine experiences in the Western Cape:Rico Basson, chief executive officer of VinPro, said the conference would have long-term benefits for wine tourism and related industries: “We need to adapt to international trends, while offering the best authentic, local offerings – best of what is local.”Wine tourism is a major revenue generator for South Africa. It also presents an important opportunity in terms of job creation,” he said.Already 289,000 jobs had been added in the wine value chain to date, said Basson. “The new strategy will pave the way for significant growth in the wine tourism sector over the next 10 years.”VinePro represents South African wine cellars and wine grape producers. It had provided funding to conclude the strategy and implementation plan and enable a number of interventions within the next 12 months, said conference organisers.On the strategy agenda is the development of a national wine tourism brand and message with a wine tourism marketing kit to train the trade and hospitality industry, providing them with the tools, messaging and visual inspiration to promote wine tourism more effectively.Furthermore, the establishment of a neutral wine tourism digital marketing platform with interactive website, activated social media platforms, aligned wine tourism event calendar, and fresh content providing links to all the wine regions and routes for cross- marketing purposes is a priority.Collaboration is keyOne million bottles of South African wine are sold daily worldwide. (Image: Alfred Thorpe, @Vuurtoring)Siobhan Thompson, chief executive officer of Wines of South Africa said: “South Africa exports wine to markets across the world. The bulk of the country’s exports are aligned with South Africa’s key source tourism markets such as the European Union, with exports to markets in the rest of Africa, the US and China growing.“It makes sense for wine and tourism to collaborate and promote our wine tourism offering as a differentiating factor within our broader wine and tourism marketing initiatives.”Hein Koegelenberg, chief executive officer of estates La Motte and Leopard’s Leap, said: “We need each other – not only to create a successful and profitable wine tourism industry, but also to sustainably have a quality offering that will result in job creation and that will make a difference to the lives of our people and communities.”The conference was a wonderful opportunity for the industry to get together and discuss the various facets of wine tourism, which included international best practice and benchmarks; getting to grips with digital aspects; and the importance of service excellence, he added.“What I hope everyone took away from these two days is that wine tourism is a national asset that requires commitment and strategy and very importantly, co- operation between industries, between disciplines and also between Cape Town and the winelands.”Other topics“Relax with Dax” blogger Dax Villanueva is a speaker at the Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference on 1 and 2 November 2016. (Image: Alfred Thorpe, @Vuurtoring)The importance of marketing, whether face to face with customers or virtually, was another topic discussed at the conference. Other topics included Marketing what’s hot? What’s not?; Maximising direct customer sales; and Eating South Africa: How do we plate ourselves to the world?Asked about the next big thing in marketing, Paula Hulley of digital agency Gloo singled out short form video. She stressed the importance of visual storytelling in a content-cluttered world.Tips were given on Twitter:We need to keep the customer’s journey in mind, and that now includes a digital journey – Roslyn Lavery @PayFast #wfconf2016 pic.twitter.com/Ke1hZymO95— wine.co.za | SA Wine (@winecoza) November 2, 2016It is important to have a digital marketing plan, as part of your PR and traditional marketing plan @RelaxWithDax #wfconf2016 #destineering pic.twitter.com/sR4L7GCOJj— Annareth Bolton (@yourbubblyness) November 2, 2016The conference ended with an awards ceremony celebrating South Africa’s 2017 Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Award winners, with the country’s global and regional winners honoured.The next Business of Wine and Food Tourism conference will be held at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town on 19 and 20 September 2017.Sources: Destinate and BrandSouthAfrica reporter.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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UAAP men’s volleyball: Ateneo blanks La Salle, FEU trumps UST

first_imgPolice teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Ateneo capped off the first round of eliminations with an emphatic of subduing De La Salle 25-16, 28-26, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles, who are gunning for a fourth straight title, ended the first half of the season with a 6-1 record and are tied with Far Eastern University atop the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa The Green Spikers dropped to 3-4 but are still holding on to the fourth spot with fellow 3-4 team University of Santo Tomas.Ateneo’s lone loss of the season was against the Tamaraws in the season opener of Feb. 3, and Blue Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro said the setback has been a constant reminder for the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We talk about it because we can’t not talk about it,” said Almadro in Filipino. “But I’d rather focus on the things I have control of. I can’t do anything about that loss any more, so we’ll just have to improve on our strengths.”Marck Espejo had 21 points to lead Ateneo while Chumasonn Njigha and Ron Medalla combined for 16 points. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img MOST READ Raymark Woo and John Onia had a combined 21 points to lead the Green Spikers.In the first game, the Tamaraws sent the Tiger Spikers to their third straight loss, 27-25, 22-25, 25-23, 36-34.Jude Garcia led FEU’s charge with 19 points while Christian Detablan and John Paul Bugaoan had 16 and 13 points, respectively.Arnold Bautista and Joshua Umandal had 21 and 20 points, respectively, to lead UST.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games LATEST STORIES Curry bucks ankle tweak to lead Warriors past Hawks Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Narain Karthikeyan enthralls fans with his latest Formula car in Chennai

first_imgNarain Karthikeyan on Friday gave a sneak peak of what to expect when the MRF Challenge 2012 begins its inaugural season at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), this October.The Hispania Racing Team (HRT) driver enthralled hundreds of motor racing enthusiasts as he drove the powerful 2000cc MRF Formula car around the Express Avenue mall here.The brand new MRF Formula 2000 cars will be seen going full throttle around the BIC in Greater Noida as a support race to the Indian Grand Prix.One of the most sophisticated cars ever assembled in the country, the MRF Formula 2000 has been built by Jayem Automobiles in Coimbatore under a technical collaboration with Italys Automobili Dallara.The powerful 210BHP racing engines, with a six-speed sequential gearbox, have been supplied by Frances Renault-Sports.The two litre engine carbonfibre marvel matches the latest FIA specifications for Formula 3 cars.MRF wanted to make a car that should be world class. So, it decided to go for F3 type which is ideal in Indian scenario to showcase the talent of the Indian drivers, said J Anand, who has put the car together at the Jayem Automobiles.Narain took it as an opportunity to fulfill the wish of driving his HRT car on the streets of Chennai, which, however, had to be cancelled after it hit a legal roadblock.Indias first F1 driver was pleased with the final product and said that the engine is at par with European championships.It will be the fastest singleseater series in Asia and would provide opportunity to the Indian drivers, said Narain.The inaugural season of the MRF Challenge 2012 will kick off with its first round on October 27 and 28. Round two will be held on December 1 and 2 as a support race for the FIA GT1 championship.For the final two rounds the race will come back to Chennai with the penultimate round on February 1 and 3.The championship will conclude at the same circuit on the 8th and 10th of the same month.The organisers have kept the championship as a winter series and hope to attract European drivers during that period. We will operate it as a winter series so that it would be easier for some of the European drivers to be part of it, said Arun Mammen, managing director, MRF. We are in talks with some European drivers as well and some of the names have already been forwarded to the government for clearance, he added.The organisers also plan to take the series abroad from the second season but a lot will depend on how things pan out in the season opener.advertisementlast_img read more

Skill development in school education: Importance of evolving skill training from a young age

first_imgIn the changing world scenario with regard to industry and the job market, there is now an overpowering need for skilled workers. However, the definition of ‘skill’ in India, and the world in general, has also changed over recent years.India is relatively young as a nation with around 28 million youth population being added every year. More than 50 per cent of its population is below the age of 25 and more than 65 per cent are aged below 35. In 2020, the average age of an Indian will be expectedly 29 years, while it will be 37 for China and 48 for Japan.As President Pranab Mukherjee said in a recently organised CII event in Kolkata, “We often boast about India’s demographic dividend. But the question that arises is what we do with this if we cannot skill them, if we cannot educate them and cannot enhance their employability.”India Today spoke to three experts on the issues of skill development in Indian schools today and how to overcome them: Nayana Mallapurkar, Program Head, TISS School of Vocational EducationDr Lakshmi Mohan, Campus Head, ITM Business SchoolSiddarth Bharwani, Vice President, Jetking Infotrain LimitedWhy is it important to get employable skills?Nayana Mallapurkar: About 90 per cent of employment opportunities require vocational skills. Only 20 per cent of our graduates get employed. The rest are unable to get suitable employment due to the lack of employable skills.In the present context of globalisation, the demand for skilled and multi skilled workers has increased. Therefore in the context of developing countries, such as India, there is a critical need for quality skill development and training.advertisementProminent employable skills at present:Nayana Mallapurkar: In general, apart from the core subject expertise, some of the prominent employable skills that employers seek are:communication skills (verbal and written)commercial awarenessattitude towards worklifelong learningself-managementteamworkproblem solvinginitiativeself-motivationadaptabilitystress managementcreativityinterpersonal sensitivitytechnology/it skills(Read: Only 7 per cent engineering graduates employable: What’s wrong with India’s engineers?) Skill development in schoolsVarious ways to carry out skill development at school level:Dr Lakshmi Mohan: At school level, there must be options available for skill development courses and they must be provided in the secondary stage of schoolingMany more courses in fields such as Hospitality and Tourism, Handicraft, Healthcare, Textiles, Photography, IT, Retail, Banking, Insurance can be added that would interest students to learn fromFor instance if a student opts for healthcare , he could learn to be a blood-collection expert and later can add further courses to become full-fledged pathology technician or nurseThe pedagogy has to be practical; learning can be enhanced through field visits, e-learning, industry driven projects, digital or video inputs and so onAt which age should skilling ideally begin for students? Dr Lakshmi Mohan: To make India the skill capital of the world, the school curricula will have to go through a dynamic changeSkill development should ideally begin at the age of 13 years, from the eighth standard, while in schoolIntegration of skill development and education is essential for skilling to take wings. Skill development will remain a dream if carried out in isolation through centers alone. It has to be imparted in schools alongside academicsIf a student opts for motor repair as a skill development course while in school, at a later stage, he can opt for a diploma or degree in automobile engineering(Read: The change in media industry: All about evolving skill requirements and innovative teaching methods)Importance of skill training young students even before they graduate high school:Nayana Mallapurkar: Considering the Indian population, there is an acute need for training the young workforce, just to shape them in a better wayIn today’s scenario there are ample opportunities that one can choose from and excel in. However, the Indian thought process is more clued on to the typical traditional academic streams and careers in the field of engineering, medicine, accounts, MBA etcThere have been numerous instances where a student is pushed in to a particular field due to parental/peer pressure only to realise at a later stage in life about his/her passion or calling in life and to start all over again from scratchIntroduction to skill training at a young age will by all means give the student an opportunity to explore various options and accordingly, narrow down on a vocation of his/her likingThere are also those set of students who are not able to cope with main stream education. This could be because of economic reasons or academic in-capabilities. So what are the options available to them, such that they lead a dignified life without being exploited or being vulnerable? Introducing skill training at a young age will go a long way in directing these students to opportunities that will have a larger impact on the general fabric of the workforce in this countryApart for these, introducing students to some of the employable skills mentioned above will also help them prepare and adapt to real work situations without much effort. It will ease the transition phase from being a student to being a professionaladvertisementEvolution of skill training in schools according to the learner’s age:Nayana Mallapurkar: The employable skills apart from the core skills as mentioned above should be introduced to school students from an early age of 6-7 years onwards in an incremental manner.Primary school (classes 1 to 5) (age 6 to 11): Communication skills, attitude, adaptability and IT skillsMiddle school (classes 6 to 8) (age 11 to 14): Above skills plus self-management, teamwork, creativitySecondary education (classes 9 to 10) (age 14 to 15): Above skills plus stress management, self-motivationUpper secondary (classes 11 to 12) (age 16 to 17): Above skills plus initiative, interpersonal sensitivityHigher education (graduation or professional programmes): Above skills plus commercial awareness, problem solving, lifelong learningFactors in the Indian education system that prevent skill development of students:Nayana Mallapurkar:In my view, the Indian education system puts maximum emphasis on bookish knowledge. Hence, when an individual graduates, he/she struggles to apply this knowledge in the real life scenarioFrom primary to upper secondary, the subjects covered in the school curricula are the languages (mother tongue/regional/foreign), mathematics, science and technology, social science, art education, physical training etc. It will be observed that the curricula do not cover components of employable skills nor is there any option to introduce students to different vocationsThe Indian education system does not consider the component of skilling in its curriculum. The option of vocation education is limited to certain boards, which do not cater to the larger target audience. In India there are different boards that follow different systems/curriculumSiddarth Bharwani: The Indian education system adopts a top-down approach where major initiatives and strategies get rolled out at 35000 ft in university board rooms and council. However, the approach needs to be bottom up where the students and faculty at the last mile should be the focusThe two major reasons of skill shortage are faculty and facility. The faculty’s role needs to change; it needs to flip around in a way that the teacher facilitates the overall learning of students rather than only distributing notesThe facility or infrastructure of a lot of schools needs to be upgraded as per 21st century requirements, which will in turn encourage 21st century skills that students can adaptAccording to the recent City and Guilds Group’s Skills Confidence report, about 95 per cent of India’s labour force lack formal vocational skills. While the education system and the skill development domain has its own set of challenges and limitations, there is a need to transform the way we skill our youth as many-a-time, students have been found to be unemployable due to lack of practical knowledgeFundamentally, there is more work to do to ensure we have a skilled youth force 10 years from now.advertisementSkill development in international countries:Nayana Mallapurkar: In most developed international countries, students are introduced to formal skill development at age 16 onwards i.e. at upper secondary level onwardsThe education systems in these countries also provide for opportunities to students to move laterally and vertically to achieve their academic aspirations in main stream educationGermany, Switzerland, USA, Singapore, Japan and Sri Lanka and the Scandinavian Countries have a comparatively well-established vocational trackVocational education as a solution for inadequate skill developmentSkill development is not yet popular in the practice of Indians schools. What options can students vouch for?Nayana Mallapurkar:In the Indian society, an individual pursuing main stream education has a glorified status. Vocational education is viewed as a reluctant option for those who are less privileged, incapable of pursuing main stream education or for the vulnerable sections of society.However the good news is that vocational education in India is now moving within the purview of a formal structured program at the university level. The 1st step in this direction has been the BVoc degree (Bachelor of Vocational Education) introduced by the UGC though it’s notification in April 2012.This degree will be a judicious mix of skills relating to a particular profession and appropriate content of general education and will suggest a symbiotic link with industriesHence, this will open up opportunities for millions of students to pursue a graduation in various vocations apart from the regular main stream subjectsThe BVoc degree is at par with any mainstream graduation degree and thus, gives opportunities to students to apply for post graduate courses where the eligibility is any graduationThe BVoc programme is also considered as an eligible degree for those seeking government jobs(Read: How vocational education can solve employability problems in engineering) How vocational courses can help students:Nayana Mallapurkar: The BVoc programme gives an opportunity to the student to choose a vocation of his/her choice, rather than be pushed into main stream education for which he/she has no interest and does not add any value for further progressionAlso, the focus of the vocational courses is to gain hands-on experience, which makes the students industry ready. Thus, these students stand a better chance in terms of employabilityUnique features of TISS SVE model towards skill training:Nayana Mallapurkar: The TISS-SVE BVoc programme is a unique programme with emphasis on:Work Integrated Training (WIT): The curriculum includes 270 hours of theory training (vocational theory and generic content) and 360 hours of practical/on-the-job training in the Industry in the respective sector per semesterStudents get paid a stipend for the hours spent for on-the-job training. Hence this also allows the student to “Earn While You Learn”. This allows students to pay for the course fees and support themselves without putting much financial burden on their parents / guardiansThe BVoc programme allows the option of multiple entry and exit system. Although, it is a full-time degree programme, the students can exit after completing a level and begin working as a skilled professional in the chosen skill. Later, they can rejoin for progression to the next level. TISS-SVE will award level certificate on successful completion of each levelStudents will get hands-on experience from the industry through the Skill Knowledge partner during the training period, thereby giving them a much needed edge when they compete for jobsTISS-SVE vocational courses seeks to have as minimal eligibility criterion as possible. This is to enable education to reach out to as many students as possible. Thereby, it endeavours to design and make programmes as inclusive as possible and on a continuous basisTISS-SVE has its presence in more than 35 cities in the country. This programme is implemented through our Training Hub partners and will provide access to students at local level ensuring quality education.Read: Vocational Education and Skilling: Changing homemakers to career women To get more updates on education related news, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more