October 2015 \ Business & Investment \ Business and Governance
Skill India’s Google+ Hangout Connection

ICICI representative mentioned that their experience of imparting skill training to 25,000 people through 21 skill development institutes with knowledge partners as well as Governments of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh had been very positive. 300 employers have already signed MoUs to place persons trained through these centres and ICICI targets to train 1 lakh people in the coming years. SBI also has around 117 rural training centres where 2,65,000 persons have been trained across 247 vocations. However, challenges of productivity and placements, which can be tackled through focused skill gap analyses, were highlighted by Ms Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, SBI. Mr Ameet Nivsarkar from TCS mentioned that their BPO employability programmes and IT employability programmes having trained over 74,000 persons, still face issues of unqualified instructors and outdated curriculum.

Mr Amit Agarwal, Country Director of Amazon India also brought forth that they could collaborate with the Government by sharing their certification programmes and training delivery methodologies. Mr Rajeev Dubey, Chairman and CEO, Mahindra Rise reiterated that their experience of adopting ITIs has been very successful as evidenced by the 100 per cent placement rate achieved. He indicated that their efforts are being directed at adopting more ITIs and linking the trainees to jobs at the end of the training period.”There is a need to create credible training and certification procedures which would be valuable to employers as it is essential to ultimately link skills to jobs. Being the human resource capital of the world implies that the aspirations of each Indian need to be addressed. This can only be done by ensuring equal opportunity for skilling to reach even the most disadvantaged segments of society”, said Mr Onno Ruhl.

Mr Rohit Nandan mentioned that efforts were being made by the Ministry in collaboration with World Bank, to create a platform for sharing of funds and knowledge resources between the corporate and Government towards skill development. It was also reiterated that partnerships between the Government and industry is essential as the scale of skilling required cannot be achieved through individual efforts.

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