The government is working to create greater synergy between education and skills for making a future-ready workforce, Union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday (12 August).
Addressing the CII’s virtual special plenary session on ‘Job Creation & Entrepreneurship – Way Ahead for Livelihood Generation’, Pradhan highlighted that the government is making continuous efforts to equip Indian youth with 21st-century skills.
He said that as envisioned in the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020, the government is working to create greater synergy between education and skills for making a future-ready workforce, a Ministry of Education release said.
NEP will contribute in creating a robust education ecosystem and eventually facilitating economic growth, he added.
Pradhan informed that educational institutions and skill development centres have been affected during the pandemic but the government ensured continuity of education by developing digital content at a large scale.
He further said that in the near future every village will be connected with high-speed Internet and these mass-scale digitisation efforts are creating new education, skilling, and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
He stressed that teachers play an important role in building society and technology is reshaping society. With the greater advent of technology and changing society, our teachers need to be re-skilled and up-skilled, he added.
Pradhan urged the industry to work together with the government to make India's youth future-ready who will lead the country towards the goal of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. He stated that with this goal, India is going to witness rapid economic growth and will become the engine of global growth.
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