Private sector needs to deploy resources, technology to facilitate skill development: Rudy

New Delhi, Sept.17 (ANI):Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, on Thursday urged the private sector to partner with government to drive the ‘Skill India’ movement at a fast pace so as to match industry’s demand for skilled workers.

He informed that a portal would be launched soon by the Ministry to facilitate the Skill India initiative.

While addressing a session on ‘Skilling India: How and When’ , at India Economic Convention, Rudy said that the private sector needs to spell out the skills required by them, only then the government would be able to provide them with the requisite workforce.

He added that there was also a need for trainers as teachers and stressed that professors were not adequately equipped to impart skills. Hence, the government was accessing the skills of ex-servicemen who have the necessary skills to train workforce in numerous fields.

Speaking on the need for infrastructure to impart skills, Rudy said that the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry was not in a position to build new infrastructure and ,therefore, it was looking at leveraging the existing infrastructure such as with the railways, which already had 43,000 kms of optical fibre network.

“The credit framework was needed where education and vocational training could be integrated. Haryana is one of the states which is moving in this direction,”Rudy said. (ANI)

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