Urgent need to bridge the skill gap in youth: Vice President

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu talked about the need of developing excellent skills in youth. He on Sunday stressed the urgent necessity to bridge the skill gap in the youth. He said to make youth competent for the new market demands and to improve the productivity of our workforce.

In this regard, Naidu called upon the leaders in the industry and social sector. He guided them to supplement the efforts of the government in training and skill development. Leading the examples of schemes of India for the youth he quoted his statement such as Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Udaan. ''This is critical to accelerating India's economy in the coming years,'' he said. Urging the industry to take upskilling people as a 'noble social mission', he appreciated the efforts of Indian companies. He also noted the crucial role of skilling in uplifting and empowering women financially and socially.

He visited the GMR Varalakshmi Foundation's Centre for Empowerment and Livelihoods and GMR Chinmaya Vidyalaya. The Vice President interacted with the staff and the participants, suggesting that skill up-gradation must also match the emerging demands of the 21st century. He advised the trainees to be abreast with the latest technological developments.

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