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Skilled India, Better India
AITMC launched their ‘Earn While Learn’ programme emphasising on the industry-academia connect and re-skilling at engineering institutions to meet the demographic dividend
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The 6th AITMC Annual Global Summit 2017, partnered by BW Education, NHRD Government of India and Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, held in Delhi on 14 June at the AICTE Campus saw presence of many industry experts discussing importance of skilling, re-skilling, and employment of students.
AITMC launched their ‘Earn While Learn’ programme emphasising on the industry-academia connect and re-skilling at engineering institutions to meet the demographic dividend. Lt. Gen Dr. S.P. Kochhar, CEO- TSSC, stated that the academic institutes aren’t synced with the industry, hurting jobs. He added, “Educational institutes don’t impart skills to the students. For our education system to accelerate, skills and academics must go hand-in-hand’.
The event saw political presence of Tarun Chugh, National Secretary, BJP and Vijay Sampla, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment. Chugh stressed on skilling of people from rural areas, as they show great potential. He congratulated Modi, on developing a program that involve students who miss out schools and colleges, but are employable. He added, if the labour force of a nation becomes skilled, the nation grows. Amidst applauds he concluded, “India is in strong hands, Modi’s hand.” Sampla talked about an increase in employment in the small scale industry valuing the small scale industry.
“Aspirations of the nation are rising, with the rising goals of Indian states, because these aspirations are towards a better future,” said Amar Jha, CEO, Jharkhand Skill Mission. Jha talked about skill development programmes run by government of Jharkhand, calling it ‘pull effect’ or demand driven skilling. He also praised Modi government for its vision of empowerment. He highlighted, ‘Saksham Jharkhand Kaushal Vikash Yojana’, the scheme which provides training and employment to over 12,000 students every year. Similarly, ‘Mega Skill Centres’, the 15,000 sq. ft training centres by government of Jharkhand trains more than 68,000 employable minds every year.
Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, emphasised on the excellence of, ‘Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana’, and how it has created new employments. He added, “Government under this scheme covers pension of the employee for three years.” The scheme has seen tie-ups from monster.com and HT Shine to reach out to candidates.
Deep Chaudhary, President, AITMC said, “Transport, electricity, water, health and technology are the primary issues faced in rural India. The solutions are based on macrotechnology-based equipment. ‘Earn while Learn’ programme will aim to connect engineering colleges and corporates to bridge this gap.”