8 strategic reforms mooted for skill development in Arunachal

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Itanagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Eight strategic reforms have been recommended for skill development in Arunachal Pradesh.

In its report released on Friday by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi) recommended strengthening the framework currently governing the skill development ecosystem, improving the effectiveness and utilization of existing technical vocational education and training institutions, making provisions for providing specialized skill development training in identified sectors relevant to the state.

It also suggested making the general education provided in schools an integral part of skill development efforts by improving the quality and learning outcomes of school education, creating robust ecosystem of creditable private vocational training providers, improving linkages between industry and institutions providing skill development, strengthening the handloom and handicrafts sector and making extensive provisions for career counselling and information dissemination.

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Khandu said the report will serve as a roadmap for the state government to plan its future course of action in imparting skill development to the youth of the state.

The Chief Minister gave a month’s time to the Skill Development Department to prepare a comprehensive proposal and action plan based on the suggestions put forth in the report.

“We have been doing a lot in equipping our youths with skills but yet somehow have not fully succeeded in giving the process a meaningful direction because we did not have a proper and scientific roadmap.

“Let us check where we have failed and learn from these. This report of NEDFi will help us plan and execute a strategic skill development policy that will provide our youths gainful and sustainable employment,” Khandu observed.

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Chief Secretary Shakuntala D. Gamlin suggested taking into account aviation, automobile and IT sectors, which are growing fast and have a large scope of employment.

“These sectors can be explored by ITIs and polytechnics of the state to specifically train youths,” she said.



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