Advocacy cum training workshop to strengthen Skill Ecosystem held in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: National Skill Development Agency and Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission today organized training cum advocacy workshop for skill implementing agencies at SKICC, Srinagar. The workshop is a part of two-day program aimed to strengthen skill eco-system in the state.

The workshop was inaugurated and chaired by Secretary to Government, Technical Education Department, J&K Mohammad Javed Khan.

Director Technical Education Department, J&K, Anoo Malhotra, Mission Director, JKSDM Dr. Peer GN Suhail, Pranav Choudhary, Deputy Director of Training(DGT)RDAT, Faridabad, Deepti Saxena, Head-Standards, NSDC, Abhishek Bhardwaj, Research Analyst, NSDA & Deepali, Consultant, NSDA, attended the workshop. Officials from various government departments such as Industries, Social Welfare, Handloom, Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Women Development Corporation, National Institute of Technology, Central University of Kashmir, representatives of trade & commerce associations and skill training providers also participated in this workshop. Javed Khan said, “This is a very important opportunity for all the participating departments to understand the skill systems from the experts from NSDC, NSDA, & DGT.”

The workshop was aimed at imparting training and awareness to the state level training providers about application of National Skill Qualification Framework, National Apprenticeship Scheme, Recognition of Prior Learning etc. Mission Director, JKSDM gave a detailed presentation about the skill development schemes implemented in the state by various departments.

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Representatives of various departments shared the challenges they are facing in implementing skill development programs.

“Strengthening state engagement not only at policy framework but also at the level of implementation is the key for bringing quality in skilling in J&K where institutionalizing traditional skills and standardizing qualifications can be instrumental in recognizing the existing skills sets across different sectors in the state”, said Deepali.

“The workshop was fruitful and helped in finding answers to most of our queries”, said representative of Entrepreneurship Development Institute. The workshop ended with a group discussion.

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