The National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) developed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India provides a common reference for linking various qualifications to be used for setting common principles and guidelines for a nationally recognized qualification system covering Schools, Vocational Education and Training Institutions, Technical Education Institutions, and Universities/Colleges.List of vocational courses IT Service Desk Attendant
Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology-enabled Services (ITeS) are one of the most significant growth catalysts for the Indian economy. IT industry has not only influenced the employment prospects of the people but also affected the social lives of the people through networking and social websites .
The major segments of the Industry are IT Services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), engineering services, research and development and products. IT Products being manufactured in India include personal computers, servers, workstations, supercomputers, data processing equipment, printers, digitizers, networking products, etc. Much of the IT related activities are centred on services in Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI), Telecommunication, Manufacturing, and Retail.
Physical education and Sports is a sector which is very wide in scope and extremely significant in its impact on society. There is lack of sports consciousness and culture in the country. In general it is believed that Sports can only be pursued at the cost of academics. We even have a very well known saying in India for it.
“Padhoge Likhoge Banoge Nawab, Kheloge Kudoge Banoge Kharab”
Such Myths exaggerate our imbalance towards physical activity.
As we live in the 21st century with all the issues of sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy food habits, stressful careers, this imbalance needs to change else we will face a generation which will have a lower life span than the previous. There are already studies indicating that 30% population of children today is obese. Obesity is a disease. That is an alarmingly high number as there is research to show that 80% of obese children grow up to be obese adults. Diseases like type II diabetes, high cholesterol, stress related disorders are very common in this category. The sowing of the seeds of physical activity as part of one’s lifestyle can only happen from childhood. It is a habit that needs to be formed early on. It is therefore clear that physical education needs to be an integral part of education in all our schools. In addition to the obvious health and fitness outcomes we are also looking at a great deal of life skills learning through sports, grooming better citizens.
A retailer is the one who stocks the producer’s goods and is involved in the act of selling to the customer or consumer, at a margin of profit. Retailing is the last link that connects the individual consumer with the manufacturing and distribution chain. It adds value in terms of bulk breaking and providing a wide variety of goods and services to customers.
The retail industry is divided into organised and unorganised sectors. Organised retailing refers to trading activities undertaken by licensed retailers, that is, those who are registered for sales tax, income tax, etc. These include the corporate-backed hypermarkets and retail chains, and also the privately owned large retail businesses. Unorganised retailing, on the other hand, refers to the traditional formats of low-cost retailing, for example, the local kirana shops, owner manned general stores, paan/beedi shops, convenience stores, hand cart and pavement vendors, etc.
Organised retail can be categorised by the type of products retailed as well as the by the different kind of retail formats. The major retail formats include Department store, Supermarkets, Hypermarket, Specialty Stores, Convenience Stores, and Kiosks. The various operations involved in store operation and management include Store Operations, Back end operations, Merchandising, Logistics and Distribution, Marketing, Procurement/Purchase, and Corporate Services.
The entry level jobs in organized retailing include (i) Customer Service Assistant who enhances the customer service satisfaction (ii) Retail Bagger/Packer, who makes the Bagging/ Packing the goods sold by the customers and (iii) Goods Mover in Retail, who assist customers in finding merchandise, introduce customers to new merchandise, and move the goods from racks to billing counters.
The Dictionary definition of Secure and Security is free from danger or risk. Anything that gives or assures safety or something deposited as the fulfillment of an obligation or pledge is security. The word security means “the state of feeling secure”. Secure comes from the Latin word securus which means “carefree”; while the etiology of the word “guard” is rooted from French word garde, or garder which means “to protect”. By putting these words together, security guard will mean “to protect the carefree feeling”.
The Beauty and Wellness sector in India is witnessing exponential growth due to consumerism, globalization and changing lifestyles. Rising disposable income of the rapidly expanding Indian middle class, demand fuelled by increasing stress levels and willingness of people to ‘look and feel good’ are further fueling the growth of the Beauty & Wellness industry. India is currently the 10th fastest growing market globally in Beauty & Wellness sector . This industry is presumed to reach a remarkable INR 875,000 crores by the year 2014 The Indian Beauty and Wellness sector comprises of mainly two segments: Products and Services. The Services segment alone contributes as much as 40% of total market. This lucrative market has drawn attention not only of domestic players, VCs, and angel investors but also of established international players that are also now keen to tap into this market.
Healthcare sector in India has been growing rapidly over the years and is estimated to reach US$ 280 billion by 2020. Consequently, the sector is also experiencing an incremental demand for human resources across verticals; from doctors, nurses to allied health professionals and technicians. As per the recent PHFI report, India has a shortfall of 6 million Allied Health Professionals in the country. India is far behind global standards in terms of availability of doctors per 1000 people (India 0.6; US 2.56 or UK 2.3), Nurses (India 0.8; US 9.37 or UK 12.12), Midwives (India 0.47; UK 0.63) and Lab Technicians (India 0.02; US 2.15)
To meet the growing human resource challenges, the National Skill Development Corporation and the Confederation of Indian Industry have constituted the Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC). The Council is expected to promote a vibrant vocational education system in healthcare in the country by setting up occupational standards, affiliating training institutes, assessing competency of trainees and issuing certificates. The Council aims to facilitate skilling of 4.8 million people over the next 10 years in allied health and paramedics space.