CII organized UP Skill Summit 2016 in association with NSDC and Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission UPSDM

Lucknow : The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Lucknow, in association with NSDC and UPSDM, organized UP Skill Summit 2016 in Lucknow, focusing on National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF), capacity building and entrepreneurship. The event also focused on bringing credibility to the skilling ecosystem in the country. The Summit helped in connecting various stakeholders, Government, training partners and educational institutions.

On the occasion, chief guest, Bhuvnesh Kumar, Secretary, Skill Development and Vocational Education, Government of UP, said, “There should be a dynamic framework to connect education with skills. The Government has added about 70,000 more seats at ITIs and has adopted Simulation Technique and smart rooms to impart practical training skills.” He also focused on the fact that there is a need for training trainers and we as a facilitator are committed to provide all the possible support. He also mentioned that the state government is planning to set up a Skill University in Barabanki to train a large number of students.

Jayant Krishna, CEO, NSDC, called for building up a framework that ensures vertical mobility of skills and a horizontal pathway between skill and mainstream qualification. He also stressed on the importance of forming sector based Skill Councils with a specific focus on manufacturing sector.

AtulMehra, Chairman, CII, UP State Council & MD, Tasty Dairy Specialties Ltd. reiterated that in this era of globalization, the demand for trained, certified and skilled manpower is on a higher side and India with the highest youngest population has the potential to meet skill needs of the industry. The industries have also come forward to shoulder the state government to help trap this potential in order to increase the productivity and innovativeness. He mentioned that UP has the potential to become the skill hub of the country.

The summit was well attended by more than 200 representatives including industries, academia and government officials.

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