BADDI:For the industry to sustain the present trajectory of growth, there was a dire need for the industry-technical institutions convergence to bridge the skill gap between the available talent and knowledge pool and its employability. This was stated by Mr. V.S. Kokje, Governor while delivering the inaugural address at the Seminar on industry technical education convergance, being organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry Himachal Pradesh State Council at the Institute of engineering and emerging technologies at Baddi today.
Sharing his perspective on the present situation in the state, Mr. Kokje said that quality of higher and technical education has a direct impact on the industrial development and hence socio economic advancement of the State. He said that in the face of international competitiveness, the industry experts the workforce to have skills keeping abreast with the latest developments and address the diverse needs of the industry.
Sh. Kokje urged the industrial bodies to play the role of a catalyst to enhance the employability of the available manpower for all kinds of jobs. â€œWith the growing competitiveness we cannot any longer afford to ignore the whole issue of skills development at all levelsâ€, reinforced Mr. Kokje.
Mr. Rajinder Guleria, Chairman CII H.P. State Council, addressing the inaugural session said that with the vast growth of the economy. It was very important to properly align the growth drivers in order to sustain the high rate of economic development. He said that as a result the gap between the skills available and the skills required has kept on increasing adding to the already acute problem of unemployment. He suggested mechanism for frequent interaction between industry and academic institutions, for better industry academic interaction.
Dr. V.K. Goswami, Director, Institute of Engineer and Emerging Technologies, Baddi welcomed the Governor. Dr. R.C. Behl, Principal, IEET, Baddi proposed vote of thanks.