The Swiss Teaching for the World
behind Switzerland In order to achieve its goal, it has founded the company SkillSonics with Indian partners. The company adapts Swiss teaching to Indian needs. There are a total of 100 different vocational training courses offered by the company – and there are more and more. Not only apprentices, but also vocational teachers are didactically and practically trained and teaching aids are developed. The fact that Probst was able to win over the influential federation of the Swiss machinery industry (Swissmem) as well as India’s most powerful Indian vocational training organization, which is affiliated with more than 4,000 vocational schools, is not only due to its lovable nature – its company has an excellent reputation in India ,
The official Switzerland also has an interest in promoting dual Swiss vocational training worldwide. It wants to increase the reputation of Switzerland as a place to work and to work. The underlying idea: The expansion of vocational training in India should promote economic relations. Last but not least, Swiss companies in India also have an interest in well-trained specialists, because they are not so easy to find in India.
Academic glut instead of craftsmen
"Vocational training not just private"
The classic development cooperation between Switzerland and India was stopped in 2010 after more than fifty years. The country that sent a probe to Mars in 2013 is rightfully no longer considered a developing country. It is in the middle of industrialization and has the potential to become an economic world power.
The impact of past development aid in India is controversial: the Swiss Federal Audit Office, which examined the sustainability of Swiss development projects in India in 2013, came up with devastating results.
State intervention in India enjoys little credit in the population. He is considered sluggish, inefficient and corrupt. Greater is the trust in the entrepreneurs, which also benefits Probst’s company. It promises to produce better educated professionals than the Indian state. For probst, however, it is clear that you can not leave the training private. “It needs a supervision, which ensures that the training is not limited to the specific needs of each company and qualitative standards and duties of care are met,” said the entrepreneur. That’s why Skillsonics works closely with VET organizations.