Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Exposing Rural Youth to Soft Skills

The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) organized a Technical Workshop on November, 02 2010, on “Exposing Rural Youth to Soft Skills for Better future”, at Surana Udyog Auditorium, Federation House, Red Hills, Hyderabad.
Mr. Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Technical Eduction, was the Chief Guest at the Technical Workshop held at FAPCCI. Mr. V. S. Raju, Senior Vice-President, Mr. V.V. Sanyasi Rao, Chairman, Rural Development & Consumer Relations Committee, FAPCCI, Mr. M V Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, FAPCCI and many other businessmen, industrialists and others participated in the said meeting.

Mr. Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao, in his address said that “In India youth is ever searching for good job opportunities. In this endeavor, learning of technical and soft skills play vital role. With a view to importing training to youth Government of India has identified 1200 ITI’s throughout the country and 150 in Andhra Pradesh.

If we have to make progress, we have to give importance not only industrial and reality sectors, but also to the development of ITIs.
Welcoming the Chief Guest, Senior Vice President, Mr. V.S. Raju said that with the perpetual growth of the Indian economy, the importance of soft skills and technical skills in India has increased tremendously over the years. It is also important to note that with more than 35% of citizens aged below 15 years, 700 million young people below 35 years and population growing at 1.8% per annum, India is expected to become the global powerhouse of human resource by 2025. The economic centre of gravity is shifting from the developed markets to the developing markets.

This is a huge opportunity for the Asian economies and for India in particular. There is a greater need for building the intellectual and human capital of the nation. This means investing in our people. Delivering inclusive growth is possible only through the growth of our people. We need to impart skills, training and education at all levels to match the needs of a changing India.
Shortage of highly skilled technicians is an obstacle for India’s growing manufacturing sector to become globally competitive. ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes) have the funding and mandate to train the technicians, but their quality of training still remains rather uneven and the linkage with the industry remains weak. ITIs need to institutionalize quality to produce a stream of highly skilled technicians with world class training.
Mr. V.V. Sanyasi Rao, Chairman, Rural Development & Consumer Relations Committee gave a presentation on hope.

Mr. V. S. Raju, Senior Vice-President, FAPCCI. presented FAPCCI literature and memento to the Chief Guest.

Dr. Bhaskar, Co-Chairman, Rural Development & Consumer Relations Committee, FAPCCI proposed vote of thanks.

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