New Delhi, May 3 : "The most important skill you need is the ability to learn how to change and grow ..." The snippet from Scott Cook's treatise fathoms a distinction between India's demographic surge and the employment opportunities to navigate the Skill India drive in the present scenario.
According to a McKinsey report published in 2014, in the organisation for economic co-operation and development (OCED) countries more than one in eight of all 15-24 year olds are unemployable. This entry level unemployability is due to the skill-age gap that is markedly evident between the supply end of the education sector and the demand end of the organisation. This lack of industry readiness calls for special attention and intervention from the end of the educators to positively impact the performance of the youth at their entry point in the industry and even later.
To cater to this skill gap the government launched ‘Skill India’ campaign in 2015, which aims to train over 40 crore people in different skills by 2022.
Continuing its commitment towards government’s ‘Skill India’ initiative, after it had signed an MoU with Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology and Krishna Institute of Engineering & Technology in Delhi last year, country’s largest luxury automobile brand Mercedes-Benz India has started a unique Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) course in India for developing vocational competence that enables students to learn the modern automotive technology and make them skilled personnel in the global market. "ADAM course is Mercedes-Benz India’s unwavering commitment to contribute back to the society and we are extremely glad to have contributed to the Government’s ‘Skill India’ initiative. It is a one of its kind initiatives in the industry and we are excited to expand it to private institutes in 2018", said Santosh Iyer, Vice President-Customer Services, Retail Training & Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz India.
“With the increasing use of technology in our sophisticated products, it is incumbent on us to upskill the current manpower with requisite engineering and technical know-how and to make them future ready. ADAM course is our successful initiative which has been consistently building these competencies and skills and positively benefits the young minds and the society at large. We are highly encouraged with the success of ADAM course and will be adding more institutes in our fold in order to pursue our efforts towards upskilling our youth and make them highly employable”, Mr Iyer told UNI.
KIET Group of Institutions was established in 1998 at Ghaziabad is providing the course and helping the youth to overpower the competitive world. However, the undermining political and social effects of a large unemployed demography and the productivity loss from poorly manned industries are abhorrent to any developing nation that complicate the landscape further. (UNI)