New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) To overcome the unemployment issue in the country, skills training needs to be brought back to the schools, union Minister for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy said here on Friday.
At a conference of Women in Aviation (WIA), the minister said: “The education system in India has had bias towards the skills. Education and training of skills is the key to the employment.”
Asking more youths to opt for careers in the civil aviation sector, he said: “We need to bring more and more youths, especially girls, into this sector. Not only air hostesses or pilots, but there is a scope of jobs in the technical area as well.”
Rudy, who himself hold a commercial pilot’s flying licence, said, “Sky is the limit for those who opt for careers in aviation. It is a skill and remains with you forever like mine”.
Asked about the societal pressures women face to join aviation, Rudy said the country has changed.
“India is now a country where families offer support to women in any sector where duties are difficult. Aviation is a sector where women participation is always needed,” he added.
The minister also said there would be a “revolution” in the skill development in next two years.
Radha Bhatia, the chairperson of the WIA, while inaugurating the conference, said: “We need to empower women in every sector. Aviation is not only a glorious field but it requires a lot of skill as well.”
“With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make In India, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative, we will overcome all shackles,” she added.