National Employability Through Apprenticeship Program (NETAP) is a Public Private Partnership of TeamLease Skills University, CII, and NSDC under the National EmployabilityEnhancement Mission of the Ministry of HRD (AICTE). It will help unemployed youth to build skills through Learning by doing and Learning while earning along with providing them with access to practical skills. NETAP proposes to appoint 2 lac apprentices every year for the next 10 years. At peak capacity, it will be the world’s largest apprenticeship program.
NETAP is based on NEEM Notification issued by All India Council of Technical Education under the Ministry of Human Resources. Objective of NEEM is to offer on the job practical training to enhance the employability of a person. Team Lease Skills University has been appointed as NEEM agent by AICTE to roll out apprenticeship as per the guidelines set under the notification.
NETAP empowers the organizations to appoint trainees in any function under any trade for a minimum period of 3 months to maximum of 24 months depending on the need of the training. Any Indian citizen with minimum age of 18 years upto 35 years can be appointed as NEEM trainee/ apprentice. In order to become a NEEM trainee, a candidateshould be either pursuing a Diploma/ Degree course or completed a Diploma/ Degree course or discontinued studies of Diploma/ Degree course.
Since May 2014, TLSU has placed NETAP apprentices in following sectors:
- Automobile and Ancillary
- Banking and Financial sector
- Hospitality & Catering