Government launches Closing the Skills Gap Task Force

Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched Closing the Skills Gap Task Force in India in collaboration with World Economic Forum (WEF). It will be co-chaired by Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan. 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.

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About Closing The Skills Gap Task Force

  • The goal of Task Force is to develop the action plan to address skills gaps in India and make the Indian workforce ready for jobs of future.
  • It will bring together leaders from business, Government, civil society, and the education and training sectors to accelerate future-proofing of education and training systems in the country.

Background

  • More than half of our population in the working age, skills development will be critical to sustaining inclusive growth and development in India.
  • The Closing the Skills Gap Task Force will be a significant step to accelerate the impact on skills development already achieved by bringing together relevant stakeholders to act collectively.
  • 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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