With more than 50% of our population below 25, there is an urgent need to address the employability issue. The gap between employable youth and jobs opportunities has been widening with every passing day.
“Skills and Knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country. Potentially, the target group for skill development comprises all those in the labor force, including those entering the labour market for the first time (12.8 million annually) those employed in the organized sector (433 million) in 2004-05. The current capacity of the skill development programs is 3.1 million. India has set a target of skilling 500 million people by 2022 "- Source National Skill Development Policy March’09
Harnessing our demographic dividend through skill development and employment generating by promoting grassroot entrepreneurship would provide an opportunity to achieve inclusion and also leading to reducing in acute skill shortages in various sectors.
Festschrift Release in honour of Montek Singh Ahluwalia & Panel Discussion
27th Skoch Summit - Curtain Raiser Session
(Left to Right:-K R Kamath, Chairman & Managing Director, Punjab National Bank;Alok Bharadwaj, President, MAIT & Senior Vice President, Canon India; R Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology; Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Communications & IT;Kamal Nath, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Urban Development;Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, Skoch Group)
(Left to Right:Valsa Williams, Head Corporate Affairs (N&E), Intel Technology India; Veer Sagar, President & CEO, Selectronics Equipments and Services;Paritosh Gupta, CEO, IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd;B K Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development;Sudha Pillai, Hon’ble Member Secretary, Planning Commission;P Uma Shankar, Secretary, Ministry of Power;Sharda Prasad, Director General (DGET), Ministry of Labour & Employment;Ranjan Chowdhury, Principal - Programme Development, NSDC)
(Left to Right :Vibha Puri Das, Secretary (SE & HE), Ministry of Human Resource Development;Naveen Surya, Managing Director, Itz Cash Card;Zohra Chatterjee, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coal; Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Information Technology;N K Singh, Hon’ble Member, Rajya Sabha;Arvind Mayaram, Additional Secretary & FA, Ministry of Rural Development;R C M Reddy, Managing Director, IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative Limited;Rama Bhasin, Head - Delhi Region, United India Insurance)
(Left to Right:Sanu Kapila,Director,Academic Foundation;Surjit S Bhalla, Economist;N K Singh, Hon’ble Member, Rajya Sabha;Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Hon’ble Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission;P Chidambaram, Hon’ble Home Minister; Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, Skoch Group;Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor to Finance Minister;Parthasarathi Shome, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER;Gursharan Dhanjal, Editor & Group COO, Skoch Group)