“Skill development in the changing scenario” to be the theme of CBSE’s Sahodaya Schools Complex Conference

Nagpur : The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that this year’s Sahodaya Schools Complex Conference will be held at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) from Oct 21 – 23. The theme for this year’s conference is “Skill development in the changing scenario”.

The sub-themes for the conference are (i) soft skills approach to human development , (ii) ICT Skills: An integral part of skill development, (iii) vocational education: a paradigm shift, (iv) integrated role of industry and academic institutions in bridging the skill gap, (v) global perspectives: school skilling models in different countries and their relevance in Indian context, (vi) the big connect: building strategies for a futuristic skill eco system, (vii) creating skill linkages in schools and higher education: solutions, services, innovation, (viii) effective implementation of Arts and Sports as tools to promote youth Development and (ix) role of heritage crafts and green skills for inclusivity and sustainable development.

KK Choudhury, director of academics wrote to schools saying “The case study should reflect the best practices in promoting vocational education or skill development in a school”. The Sahodaya School Complex (SSC) came into existence in 1986 to facilitate synergy of ideas among CBSE schools. SSC is a group of neighbourhood schools who voluntarily come together to share innovative practices in all aspects of school education, including curriculum design, evaluation and pedagogy. At present there are around 250 active Sahodaya school clusters across the country.

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