India’s largest apprenticeship program NETAP partners with Jain University and Lenskart for degree linked on the job training

Bengaluru: ‘In Iine with New Education Policy 2020, NETAP (National Employability through Apprenticeship Programme by TeamLease Skills University), has entered into a partnership with Lenskart (online eyewear player), Schoolguru Eduserve and Jain University to train aspirants through degree apprenticeship programs, including on-the-job training. Through this partnership NETAP will be responsible for executing the programme, Lenskart will be the on-the job partner, Jain University will be the academia partner and Schoolguru Eduserve will be providing the technology interface for the skill training.

With the vision to create a high-quality and future-ready retail workforce, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) will roll out the benefits of this collaboration through a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) program. There on, the aspirants will embark on an industry exposure program through LensKart, India’s leading eyewear retail chain.

Sharing his views on the partnership, Mr. NVH Krishnan, Registrar (Deemed-to-be University), said, “In India, skills, especially hands-on knowledge are becoming far more important. Initiatives like this can go a long way in bridging that need and help our youth become employable. With this strategic partnership, we will create a qualified and strong workforce by unlocking the full potential of the youngsters who wish to build a better future for themselves and the society around them.”


Speaking about the program, Mr. Sumit Kumar, Vice President- NETAP, TeamLease Skills University, added, “It is refreshing to see a consensus and interest among academia, corporates, and technology experts to come forward to improve the employability quotient of our youth. We strongly believe that in the long run, such a skill training exercise coupled with an embedded degree will not only make our youth employable; it will also address the long-pending ask of corporates to have skilled employees. We are happy to partner with Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and Lenskart in this endeavor. The partnership will witness more than 2000 students getting trained under the program in the next few years.”

Commenting on the association, Sukhpreet Singh, Head HR from Lenskart said, “We are happy to associate with Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and NETAP, who have been successfully pioneering degree linked apprenticeship programs in India. We are confident the partnership will not only help us in building a good talent pipeline for ourselves, it will also benefit the eco-system.”


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