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shyam lal college

International Workshop II
"International Experiences of Skill Development & its Adoption"
organized by SDC on 7th March, 2018

"Education, vocational training and lifelong learning are central pillars of employability, employment of workers and sustainable enterprise development" - International Labour Organisation

About SDC

Skill Development Cell of Shyam Lal College was constituted in 2015-16 with an aim to enhance the skill set in students of college to suit the needs of industry and thereby increase employability of the students. In its endeavors to equip students with necessary skills and training, the Skill Development Cell has conducted several workshops and seminars in the college. The team is dedicated to bring about a change by giving the students an opportunity to experience the professional world. The themes of the workshops conducted so far include Organic Farming, Certificate course in Online Trading in collaboration with Bombay Stock Exchange, Radio Broadcasting, Contemporary music composition methodology, Media Page Designing, Computer Basics and Entrepreneurship.

India has been steadily progressing towards becoming a knowledge-based and innovation promoting economy. But to compete in the ever evolving competitive world, India requires a new generation of educated and ultra-skilled people with an enhanced ability to create, share, and use knowledge successfully. Developing skilled educated population enhances the efficiency and economic growth output of any country and improves the job creation and mobility scenario.

In this context, there is an urgent need to develop innovative approaches for the skill creation outside the formal education system in developing countries like India that are struggling with the population boom. The Government of India's Coordinated Action on Skill Development has brought about a paradigm shift in addressing the issues of relevance in skill development, the gaps in skill development and objectives of skill development education focusing on quantity, quality, outreach, and mobility while building on the foundation.

Many schemes initiated by GOI such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship are aimed:

  • to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.
  • upgrade skills to international standards through significant industry involvement and develop necessary frameworks for standards, curriculum and quality assurance.
  • Enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives for skill development through appropriate Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models; strive for significant operational and financial involvement from the private sector.

Skill development is the shared responsibility of the key stakeholders including the Government, the entire spectrum of the corporate sector, community based organizations, highly qualified and dedicated individuals who have been working in the skilling and entrepreneurship space for many years, industry and trade organizations, and other stakeholders. Skill development in nations leads to improved employability and productivity in paving the way forward for inclusive growth in the country.

About Workshop

The International Workshop being organized by Skill Development Cell & IQAC Shyam Lal College, University of Delhi in collaboration with Turku University of Applied Sciences and South Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Finland on "International Experiences of Skill Development & its Adoption" on 7th March, 2018.

Skill development is critical for economic growth and social development. Skill development is also essential to address the opportunities and challenges to meet new demands of changing economies and new technologies in the context of globalization. In the workshop, a large audience comprising representatives of major organizations, faculties, government functionaries, researchers and experts from across the country is expected to actively engage in exchange of ideas, knowledge and provide base for incubation of innovations as well as skill development.