The 14th edition of the Global Skills Summit has begun in Delhi. The theme of the two-day Summit is Building Skills, Empowering Youth, and Creating a Future.
Global Skills Summit
The 14th Global Skill Summit is organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
- FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organization in India.
- It was established in 1927 before India's independence.
- Its formation is associated with India's independence, industrialization, and emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.
- A non-government, not-for-profit organization, FICCI is India's business and industry voice.
Aim of Summit: The Summit aims to create a road map for India's high-quality, industry-led skilling ecosystem.
- The Summit will help in the country's education, skills, and entrepreneurship ecosystem and must equip the youth with skills and employment opportunities as the economy grows.
- The Summit will see future-forward discussions and deliberations on how to make India's youth skilled for the Industry and navigate India's skilling and education ecosystem.
Theme: The 14th edition of Global Skills Summit's theme, "Building Skills, Empowering Youth, Creating the Future" will focus on creating a road map for creating a High-Quality industry-led skill ecosystem in India.
Importance of Summit: Since the announcement of the National Education Policy 2020, the School, Vocational and Higher Education systems have been working on building the strongest industry-driven education and skills linkages in our country for three years.
- The Ministry of Education, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Labour and Employment have strongly driven much-needed change in our learning ecosystem. We have been slowly and gradually moving towards the model of lifelong learning and moving away from obsolete curricula.
- Building Skills, Empowering Youth, Creating Future is a theme that will highlight the role of Industry in all aspects of education to employment for young India. We already know a few years left before we reap our demographic dividend and become an old nation. Hence, the youth must earn, engage, and become empowered and entrepreneurial.
- The Summit will see future-forward discussions and deliberations on how to make Indian youth skilled in industry-demanded skills and how we navigate the skilling and education ecosystem in India through the changing times of Industry 4.0, Automation and ChatGPTs.