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India must urgently address gaps in its skilling vision; else Covid pain will be lot worse for job-seekers

19th August 2020
India must urgently address gaps in its skilling vision; else Covid pain will be lot worse for job-seekers
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By Namita Dalmia and Gaurav Goel

Vocational training institutes, including 15,000 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), and private short-term training centres, which train more than 10 million people annually, have been closed since March. Together, these institutes offer short-term and long-term courses that range from one month to two years. With the prime minister’s recent call to ‘Skill, Re-Skill and Up-skill’, the importance of their role in nation- building has been highlighted even more.

Following the lockdown, some vocational training institutes started leveraging technology to provide training. The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) partnered with TCS to enable training partners to move classes online, but we will need a lot more of such examples to mitigate the structural issues faced by the skilling ecosystem.

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