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‘Need to impart skill training to 3 lakh students who are not taking up higher education’

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There is the need to impart skill training to nearly three lakh students, who are not taking up higher education every year, so that it help them to seek employment, Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation Managing Director Dr. N. Subbaiyan said on Wednesday.

Of the nearly eight lakh students passing out Class XII every year, more than five lakh students take up higher education, Subbaiayan said in his address to ICTACT Bridge 2017-Industry Institute Interaction event organised by ICT Academy.

Considering this, there was the need to impart skill training to some three lakh students, who are not taking up higher education after passing out class 12 every year to help the get them employment, he said.

On functioning of the Corporation in skill training, he pointed out that it had trained 5,000 students of final year arts and science courses last year in soft skills and core competencies, which helped them get jobs.

Such conferences should attempt to bridge the gap between information technology job cuts and innovations, Subbaiayan said.

Kumar Jayanth, Principal Secretary, Cooperation, Food and Consumer Protection, Tamil Nadu Government, said that technologies were changing very fast, which created problem for predictors.

Giving examples of radio, cars, TV sets and mobile phones, Jayanth said that the inventors of these products were scoffed off by then authorities stating that these would not not find any markets.

However, these products created history and considering this, the students should come out with such innovations, according to technological changes being witnessed in this age. he said.

Deliberations were made on the focus areas like the future of work, the role of academia, dealing with the Vuca World, re-engineering the skills ecosystem at the conference, in which nearly 1,000 people participated.

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