Task Force to Work for Skills Development in India
Dharmendra Pradhan, a minister for skills development and entrepreneurship, today launched a Task Force for Closing the Skills Gap in India, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.
The Task Force will bring together leaders from business, government, civil society, and the education and training sectors to accelerate the future-proofing of education and training systems in the country.
Dharmendra Pradhan will co-chair the Task Force along with Salil Parekh, CEO of software company Infosys.
The goal of the Task Force is to develop an action plan to address skills gaps in India and make the Indian workforce ready for jobs of future.
Pradhan also released reports on ‘Future of Work in India,’ an enterprise survey on future of work in India, and ‘Young India and Work,’ a survey of youth aspirations in India.
According to a government statement, the Task Force is the second country-led public-private collaboration of the World Economic Forum’s Closing the Skills Gap Project after South Africa.
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