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Sector Expert Consultation on Skill Development and Employment

On November 15th, 2017, the sector expert consultation on skill and employment was held at Hotel Clark Amar, Jaipur. The discussion focused on the various issue in skills development sector in Rajasthan and how more sustainable employment can be created in the State. A total number of 22 experts participated in the consultation.

Rajasthan Priorities: Sector Expert Consultation on Skill Development and Employment

The consultation included experts from Government agencies such as the Ministry of Skill Development, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Skill Connect India, British High Commission, Ambuja Cement Foundation, JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur,  Tata Trusts and other leading stakeholders from skill and employment sector of Rajasthan State.   

The experts came up with a list of 35 interventions for the skill development and employment Sector in Rajasthan. 

Interventions

  • Industrial participation in Govt ITI (industrial training institute) as center of excellence (adoption of ITI by industrial companies) –example of Toyota taken Shahpura and Samsung taken another ITI – almost 20 ITI already adopted by companies by their CSR funds - Platform and mechanism for channelizing the CSR fund for skill training  
  • SEE (skills employment entrepreneurship) fares - convergence of efforts achieved by single new department in the State (one secretary to lead skills, employment and labor department) 
  • Inclusion of very basic employable skills in school education (compare with existing vocational training)
  • Awareness about apprenticeship act - both to industry, training centers and other stakeholders  
  • Trainer profiling (training of trainers) – certification of trainers as per NSDA qualification  
  • Psychometric testing and counseling of students along with Counselor at school to identify the aspiration of student at school level accordingly guidance can be provided (for further education)    
  • Mobilization of youth for skill training through Gram Shabha
  • Education for employable skills at school level 
  • Identification mechanism for right employable skills as per industry demand (prediction of future skills for training) – industry could be asked for skills they need in near future 
  • Bridging the gap in between industry demanded skills and training provided 
  • Policy to ensure the equal payment for equal skills (differential payment for doing same job in government and private sector)  
  • Minimum guaranteed employment for skilled youth (in pattern of NREGA) 
  • Mechanism to identify the right skills needed by industry 
  • Platform for cross sector communication in between various player – Industry, government and training providers 
  • Standardization of curriculum for various skill training needed (solved due to presence of standardization council)   
  • refreshers skills development course (along with existing first time training) 
  • techno school - converting the ITI in to basic technical education school (provision of placement officers in school to enable the communication direct communication in between industry and job seekers) 
  • Focus on the self-employed /entrepreneurship   
  • Mandatory beneficiary’s contribution in skills development training program 
  • ITI to focus on the skill training for manufacturing sector and skill development training to focus on service sector 
  • Focus on quality of the training (instead of quantity) 
  • To modernize the school education and focus on skilling of young people 
  • Focus on actual learning at school level  
  • Mechanism for identifying the non-cognitive skills (to prepare the young people for ‘world of work’)
  • Ensure the gender parity in skill training beneficiaries (as women can have multiplier effect) 
  • Reduce the adult literacy (through skill training to enhance the overall base)
  • Training on life skills (possibility of counselor as well as life skill coach at school level) 
  • Interest based trade test for kids in school to identify the right skills 
  • Common, open and platform for skills identification and training for all players in sector   
  • Skills training for not only the basic skills but also the higher-level skills 
  • Motivation, encouragement, reward for beneficiaries completing the skills training program  
  • Certification system for already existing pool of people (working in sector due to first-hand experience but don’t have any formal certification) 
  • Viability analysis of existing ITI (industrial training institute) and quality of skills delivered 
  • Mechanism to fix minimum wage for each unskilled and skilled job
  • Acceptance of vocational training as alternative job

List of Participants

  • Mansi Arora, Economist, SUNAY Policy Advisory
  • Prayonidhi Kasliwal, Managing Trustee, Kamal Ratan ITI and Skill Center
  • Dr. Prabhath Pankaj, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management
  • Mohd Saddam, Gramin Vikas Trust, Jaipur
  • Dharmendrakumar Soni , Team Head, Gramin Vikas Trust, Jaipur
  • Malti Jain, Regional Advisor, British High Commission
  • Vishnu Prasad, Principal, Ambuja Cement Foundation
  • Dr.Anupam Kumar Singh, Professor & Director (Water Engineering), JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
  • Nitu Prasad, Social Program Manager, Good Weave India
  • Manish Tiwari, COO, Rajasthan Creative Alliance Network
  • Naveen Sharma , State Ministry of Skill Development, Govt of Rajasthan
  • Shipra Bhutani, Director,  Skill Connect India
  • Vijay Jain, Country Rep, Ethical Trading Initiative
  • Dr. O. P. Kulhari , Secretary & Director, CULP, Jaipur
  • Amit Choudhary, BDM, Skill Connect India
  • Sanjay Ghiya, CA, Ghiya & Company 
  • Anilkumar Kunawat, Prop., Commands International
  • Ravindra Agarwal, Director, PTTS Pvt Ltd Caddesk
  • Jeetendra Singh , Zonal Manager, Caddesk
  • Anandraju Goswami, CEO and Founder, Tohri(OPC) Pvt Limited, TERI University