Nitin Gadkari Urges Industries to Establish Skill Development Institutes for Workforce Readiness

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari urged industries to initiate skill development institutes to create a skilled and industry-ready workforce.

Addressing the CII-Industry Academia Conclave in Nagpur, Gadkari emphasized the need for collaboration between industry and academia to develop skilled manpower. “Coordination between industry and academia is essential for the skill development of students and enhancing manpower,” he stated.

Gadkari suggested that industries should progressively establish their own skill development centres, as well as engineering and polytechnic colleges, to provide both knowledge and practical experience, hereby making students more skillful.

He acknowledged the issue of skilled manpower shortage in industries while educated individuals remain unemployed, attributing this to a lack of coordination and communication between educational institutions and the industry.

“I am of the opinion that step by step, deemed industries should establish their own skill development centres, engineering and polytechnic colleges, which will impart knowledge as well practical experience making the students more skillful,” he said. He further said every industry should train the manpower as per their requirements and appealed to the industry to collaborate with deemed and private universities for skill development.