At the Future Skills Forum, the Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan unveiled the digital version of the Employability Skills (ES) curriculum for students enrolled in India’s Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs).
The Future Skills Forum is an initiative of the Future Right Skills Network (FRSN), which is a collaborative effort by the QUEST Alliance, Accenture, Cisco, and J.P. Morgan. It brings together government skills training institutions, civil society organisations, industry and corporate social responsibility partners to help young people acquire critical skills for the future.
Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan discussed about the transformative effect of skill development in enhancing employability, influencing India's future, and preparing a workforce for the 21st century. He also expressed happiness that business leaders had gathered to enhance the ecosystem for skill development and to consider how to use emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IOT), to develop a workforce that is prepared for the future and to serve society more broadly.
The digital lessons include lessons on entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion, career development, financial literacy, and digital literacy. These come from the updated ES curriculum that the MSDE introduced in September, 2022. The modules will be fully accessible to about 2.5 million leaders through the Bharat Skills Portal of the Government, as well as other platforms. The introduction of cutting-edge pedagogical models like blended learning in Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) will be made possible in large part using digital lessons. This will enable teachers to design and oversee 21st century classrooms.
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