Swiss Vocational Education and Training Adapted for India
SkillSonics enhances competitiveness of customer companies by imparting global level skills to their entry-level and existing technicians. Our vocational courses draw from Swiss content and pedagogy. The Swiss Vocational Education and Training (VET) model produces skilled workers who are considered to be the backbone of thriving economies with global competitiveness.
SkillSonics has forged exclusive partnerships with Swiss organizations – The private industry association of the Swiss Mechanical and Electrical Manufacturing Industries (Swissmem) and Swiss Federal government Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET), to adapt the Swiss VET model to the Indian context. SkillSonics would empower 1 million Indian technicians to reach international skill levels with Swiss diploma/certificates– by the year 2022.
Teachers and Instructors
The SkillSonics approach follows a dual-track curriculum with theory and practical content followed by rigorous assessments. Apprentices, attached to customer companies, receive theory lessons from certified teachers at ITIs and in parallel, work on practical/production assignments supervised by instructors at the customer company. This apprenticeship-based model has been proven through a successful pilot with participation from large MNCs, state governments and more than 250 apprentices, teachers, instructors and examiners since 2009.
We bring the second edition of our Newsletter with news from SkillSonics and some views on the Skill Development landscape in India.
September 12, 2013
Seminar in Switzerland on the Swiss VET initiative in India
This event moderated by Hanspeter Tanner, Senior Consultant VET, SFIVET, took place at the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) in Berne, Switzerland, Now in its fifth year, this was an occasion for key partners of the Swiss VET Initiative India – Franz Probst, Chairman, SkillSonics AG, Arthur Glättli, Manager VET, Swissmem and Dr. Dalia Schipper, Director, SFIVET – to present the project’s achievements to date, challenges, lessons learned and ongoing expansion.
June 24, 2013
24th June, 2013 – SkillSonics partners with NSDC
SkillSonics has signed partnership agreement with National Skills Development Corporation for equity and debt funding. NSDC funding would provide the next level of impetus to the growth in volume and process investments.
September 20, 2012
SkillSonics signs MOU with Government of Gujarat
Government of Gujarat chooses SkillSonics for providing skill development programs in engineering industry. This was announced at Industry Responsive Skill Convention – where Dr. Dalia Schipper (Director, SFIVET, Switzerland) presented the Swiss VET model adapted for India.
September 6-7, 2012
SkillSonics participates in 5th Global Skills Summit, FICCI
SkillSonics participated in this summit as an institutional partner. In the valedictory, Dr. Franziska Schwarz (Director & Head of International Relations, OPET, Switzerland) talked about the Swiss VET approach being an important contributor to famed Swiss competitiveness.
June 15, 2012
SkillSonics signs MOU with CII
SkillSonics has entered into an MOU with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) – by which CII would support SkillSonics to propagate and extend the Swiss VET model across India.
May 15, 2012
ABB inaugurates its Swiss VET training center at Vadodara, Gujarat
ABB in India inaugurates its first training center under the Swiss VET project at Vadodra facility. “This helps ensure a good pool of trained and qualified people are employable that the industry very much needs today.” Said Mr. Husain Bazmi, Country Manager of ABB India at the inauguration.