A Conceptual Study of Continuing Educational Programmes in Some Indian Industries in the Globalized World
18 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2015
Date Written: March 26, 2015
This paper deals with study of different models of training and learning programmes implemented by some of the leading Indian manufacturing conglomerates for their employee skill and knowledge enhancement in partnership with several leading Indian and overseas educational institutions and universities. The learning programmes include both on-campus and off-campus programmes. The paper discusses candidate selection, instructor selection, course delivery, project selection and mentoring, student assessment, instructor assessment, overall programme assessment, hurdles encountered and in-house convocation. Moreover, future challenges and opportunities for conventional education settings versus arrival of new industry run universities and foreign run universities are also discussed. In the globalized business environment, the companies’ visionary managements believe in creating leaders at every level in different segments of their business to retain their top notch global position, which is achieved through systemic and systematic approach. The employees are trained to take sound decisions at all levels based on observations, synthesis and analysis, which is possible only through thorough understanding of scientific, engineering, technological, and business principles. Leaders are also developed for new areas such as energy conservation, human safety, environmental protection, green manufacturing, green IT etc. Thus the companies believe in empowering their employees with advanced skills and knowledge through advanced training and learning programmes. The companies invest heavily in the various programmes.
Keywords: Continuing education, adult education, pedagogy, off-campus education, work-integrated learning, leadership education, mentoring, industry education
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