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Posted at: Oct 5, 2016, 12:33 AM; last updated: Oct 5, 2016, 12:33 AM (IST)NEWSBOARD

Vocational training

The Freudenberg Training Centre in Nagapattinam, which lies at the heart of Freudenberg’s CSR initiative in India recently launched an electrician course as part of its training programme. The course aims to train young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and help them earn a sustainable livelihood. Classes for the academic year 2016-17 started for all courses. For the first time, 21 students have been enrolled for the electrician trade. The Centre currently offers courses in Welder, Machinist, Fitter, and Mechanic Motor Vehicle (MMV). 

The curriculum involves industry-relevant vocational training along with life skills such as fluency in English and computer literacy. The duration of the training is two years. Minimum eligibility criteria include a pass certificate in Class X board or equivalent and an age requirement of between 17-40 years. 

As many as 400 students have graduated from the Freudenberg Training Centre with 90 per cent of those trained securing jobs immediately with various organisations, including reputed corporate houses like TVS Motors, Renault-Nissan and Ashok Leyland among others. Freudenberg Group’s India businesses have also recruited many students. 

UPES gets top recognition on employability 

Globally renowned higher education analysts QS, has given five star rankings for employability and campus facilities to UPES. According to the latest ratings released, the University has also been rated as one of the best institutes in India for its teaching. UPES, with overall three Stars, is currently the only Indian education institution with live QS Star Ratings.

The Dehradun based private university, widely acknowledged for its unique and innovative courses, has taken the pole position for having a robust employability ecosystem, securing 128 out of 150 points. It has also scored full points in the career service support. Over 300 companies visited the campus this year, hiring over 1200 students from the University.

The QS Stars ratings system is a new international standard identifying excellence and diversity among the world’s universities. The rating system evaluates universities against a range of important performance indicators based on a rating method. Unlike QS Rankings, QS Star Ratings are not dependent on the performance of other institutions and include thorough evaluation of specialist components that may not be easily included in rankings.  — TNS

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