Dharmendra Pradhan: India would be a Prominent Player in the Development of Skills Worldwide

Dharmendra Pradhan

April 24, 2023: New Delhi: India’s Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, has said that India will be a prominent player in the development of skills worldwide.

India Would Be A Prominent Player In The Development Of Skills Worldwide: Pradhan

Speaking at the the opening of a unique Future of Work exhibition for the third Education Working Group (EdWG) meeting, Pradhan highlighted the importance of skill development in India and how it can help the country become a global powerhouse.

The knowledge-based and technologically-driven 21st century will be. India is going to take the lead in achieving the world’s objectives for the twenty-first century, guided by its civilisational ethos and serving as a natural centre of talent, resources, and a captive market.

According to Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, skills and competencies rather than degrees would determine the future.

The minister emphasized the need to focus on new-age skills such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and robotics, as these will be the key drivers of the future economy.

He said that the government is committed to creating a skilled workforce that is capable of meeting the demands of the future job market.

He described Odisha as a place of abilities while shedding light on the coastline State. Excellent examples of its art, architecture, and historical trade connections attest to this.

The minister also spoke about the importance of promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment, saying that the government is committed to creating an enabling environment for startups and small businesses.

He said that the government’s flagship scheme, the Startup India program, has already provided support to over 50,000 startups across the country.

In lieu of seeking employment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants India’s YuvaShakti to create jobs, Pradhan said today at the opening of a unique Future of Work exhibition for the third Education Working Group (EdWG) meeting.

In order to train young people for the occupations of the future, he stated, “we must conceive about new methods to skilling as technology continue to disrupt. We have the chance to consider global needs thanks to the internet, mobility, and global connectedness.

Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, MSDE, US Chamber of Commerce, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, CII Mission on Tech, Innovation & Research and Future Mobility, and Raghav Narsalay, Managing Director, Accenture Research were among those present at the opening ceremony.

The Minister paid close to 70 exhibitors a visit and was very appreciative of their work. Premier institutions and organisations from a range of industries participated as exhibitors, including NIT Rourkela, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIM Sambalpur, Microsoft, Meta, UNICEF, NCERT, and many others.

They displayed technologies that will shape the workplace of the future, as well as new delivery methods and future skills. On its first day, 10,000 people came to the exhibition, showing its popularity.

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