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Rotary Jamshedpur West conducts webinar on “Vocational Training & Skill Development”

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Jamshedpur, Nov. 13: Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West hosted the Rotary International District 3250 Webinar on “Vocational Training & Skill Development” for the benefit of Rotarians of RID 3250 and for the ultimate benefit of underprivileged youth from the states of Jharkhand and Bihar. Representatives of more than 60 clubs from the two states participated in this momentous event, the first of its kind organised in the Rotary District consisting of clubs spread out in Jharkhand and Bihar.

Anand Dayal, MD & CEO of MSME Technology Centre (IDTR) Jamshedpur, Ministry of MSME, Government of India sensitised the online audience on the various activities of IDTR which included consultancy in the field of technology, vocational training and skill development. IDTR also conducts AICTE, NCVT and NSQF compliant courses. They have created innovative solution for Skill on Wheels – Mobile Van for Remote Area Outreach. He spoke about government schemes which can be taken advantage of by young entrepreneurs who would have passed one of the technical courses. Schemes for supporting traditional craftsmen are also available, but unfortunately the beneficiaries are unaware of such government initiatives.

Abhinav Madan, MD of Garam Tarang Employability Training Services, Bhubaneswar shared his perspective of vocational training and skill development ecosystem. Among the four stakeholders, namely, Enabler (Governance Framework of skilling in India), Provider, Receiver and Industry he focussed his presentation on the Receiver or Trainee perspective. Over an increase of 15 million per annum joining the school in India drop-outs and failures at different stages from Class V to Graduation accounts for 14.18 million while the rest 0.82 million reach the organised sector. He emphasised the need to address unaddressed problems of this 14.18 million (approximately 94.5%) every year who otherwise go to agriculture sector / SSI / self employment / unemployment generation. Short term focus short-changes aspirations of youth. Therefore, they have aligned there training programmes with National Skill Development Council (NSDC)’s 10 scale National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). They have a vision of transforming 200,000 lives annually by 2025.

Dr Arun Kumar, Director, Technical Education, Government of Jharkhand, emphasized the urgent need to prepare 728 million youth who are less than 35 years of age through Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Entrepreneurship & Skill Development (ESD). He also spoke about getting the best possible syllabus from other advanced countries like UK and Germany for entrepreneurship, training and skill development. Dr Arun Kumar informed the Rotary fraternity that many Degree and Diploma engineering colleges and ITIs with campus are available for use by private players.

All the three speakers shared that they would be happy to partner Rotary for bringing benefit to the society. Master of Ceremonies (MC) for the occasion was President Rtn Anjani Nidhi. District Chair for Vocational Training & Skill Development Rtn Anjani Kishore Sahay welcomed the guest speakers, the galaxy of Rotary leaders and others present. District Governor Elect Rtn Pratim Banerjee shared his thoughts on skill development. District Governor Rtn Rajan Gandotra assured the panellists and the Rotary fraternity that Rotary International District 3250 will take forward this initiative of vocational training and skill development. This will be a long term project for Rotarians. As a unique gift for the guest speakers and on behalf of Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West Secretary Rtn Alpana Shukla organised plantation of trees in Buxar, Bihar in their names. She also proposed the vote of thanks.

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