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MP govt seeks industry support in skilling, up-skilling & re-skilling of labour

Updated: Jul 16, 2020 05:53:16am

MP govt seeks industry support in skilling, up-skilling & re-skilling of labour

New Delhi, July 16 (KNN) Madhya Pradesh (MP) government has called for industry support to take up the responsibility of training people and working together with the government as mutual entities.

Addressing the webinar ‘Skill Development & Entrepreneurship - Post COVID-19’, organised by FICCI Madhya Pradesh State Council to mark the UN’s World Youth Skills Day 2020, S Dhanaraju, Director, Skill Development, on Wednesday, said, ''the industry should come forward in supporting skilling, up-skilling and re-skilling of labourers for gainful employment.''

“Madhya Pradesh has always been a leading state in skill development and has one of the best infrastructures as far as the skilling ecosystem is concerned,” he added.

Dhanaraju said that officially, around 13 lakh people returned to Madhya Pradesh, their state of domicile, during the recent migrant exodus.

“Madhya Pradesh is one of the few states that has very systematically done skill mapping of almost 7.3 lakh labourers, capturing 23 components that includes information on their educational background, RPL program and short-term skilling courses that they may have undergone, among others,” he said and added that this data is available for the industry to utilise.

While Madhya Pradesh has a target for 25,000 short term skilling and the same for RPL, the ground reports suggest that most of the people are not ready to undergo skilling.

“We need to find ways to motivate labourers to come to training centres for short term skilling or RPL. We also need to figure out how industries located in the state can put this skill pool data to its optimum usage,” he added.


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