Friday, December 3, 2021

CII’s conference on ‘Developing the Skill Ecosystem’ kicks off today

Jamshedpur: Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) is going to organize a conference on ‘Developing the Skill Ecosystem:

The Way Forward’ at Bistupur on 11th July (tomorrow) to understand the changing contours of the existing skill ecosystem and deliberate on the way forward. This programme will also connect the various stakeholders and provide a platform to deliberate on possible areas for creating sustainable livelihood opportunities in the state. Atul Bhatnagar, former COO, National Skill Development Corporation will grace the occasion.

“India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at 7.6% in 2015-16 and projected to have a higher growth rate in the coming year. Since availability of skilled manpower is imperative for an economy to attain higher economic growth. The skill ecosystem in India is complex, large and diverse, providing varied levels of skills across an extremely heterogeneous population.

To overcome challenges in the existing skill ecosystem, Government of India has put in place National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015. The policy is aimed at addressing the challenges in the skill ecosystem at scale and with speed.

To this end, the policy urges for creation of State Skill Missions to facilitate a common framework for skill development across states,” said a CII communiqué.

The CII communiqué further said, “Jharkhand State Government took a major initiative in reviving the Jharkhand Skill Mission Society aimed at formulating sector and trade specific strategies for skill trainings in order to maximize employment opportunities on a sustainable basis in the state.

Aligning with the government policies and initiatives, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is working to generate productive and gainful employment for the youth of India. Further, CII being an apex industry association, has been closely working with the state government and industry to take ownership in skill training process to elevate India’s skill development landscape and bring it at par with international standards.”

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