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Global skill summit 2022


In the 13th edition of the Global Skills Summit (GSS) held recently, has drawn attention regarding India Skill development and related initiatives.

Key Highlights of the event:

  • The Theme of the summit for year 2022: “Education to Employability- making it happens”.
  • Apart from the International Organizations like World Bank, ILO, UNDP, UNICEF, GIZ, and UN Women; the Summit will see participation from Industry leaders from organizations like LinkedIn, Adobe, Mahindra & Mahindra, Schneider Electric, Hindustan Unilever, Amazon and many more.
  • Discussions were on encouraging Entrepreneurship, Apprenticeship, and Craftsmanship.
  • The Summit aims to bring together key stakeholders to deliberate upon strategies and share best practices that help in developing a 21st-century skills ecosystem.
  • The Summit took a deeper look at future steps in skilling, changing demand in the job market, existing employment opportunities in India, and gainful engagement of entrepreneurs, craftsmen, and artisans.

Recent initiatives:

  • FICCI Alliance for Re-Imagining School Education (ARISE) is a collegium of stakeholders who represent different facets of School Education.
  • Members include several high-quality and reputed independent schools from across the country, eminent educators, foundations, civil society representatives, think tanks, and technical experts.
  • The fundamental vision of FICCI ARISE is to become a catalyst in government and private efforts for raising the quality of learning outcomes across schools and to ensure that no child is left behind.

What are the recent government initiatives to enhance skills?

  • Skill India initiative: The Government launched the Skill India Initiative in 2015.
  • Dedicated ministry: The government has also created a dedicated Ministry for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • Coordinating agencies: The National Skill Development Agency and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have also been created with the objective of coordinating and guiding all central government ministries involved in skill development initiatives.
  • Qualification Packs/National Occupational Standards (QPs/NOSs): One of the key initiatives taken by the PSSC is the development of Qualification Packs/National Occupational Standards (QPs/NOSs) with reference to key job functions in the sector that have high employment potential. 

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