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India needs ecosystem to impart quality skills to youth

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Hyderabad, Oct 11: India needs a comprehensive ecosystem to impart quality skills to its youth so as to meet global standards, says an expert in skill development.

“We have always been very educatiol as a country, that somehow made us very good in the brain but lacked power in the hands,” Vijay Ketan Mitra, founder and Chief Executive Officer, PositiveShift (PS) Intertiol, a company in the learning and skill development sector said. As India progressively moves toward becoming a global knowledge economy, it must meet the aspirations of youth and aim towards skilling them with the best possible standards, he said, adding that youth are the country’s strength, and, as the rest of the world is ageing, India is well poised to become the skill capital of the world. “India currently faces a severe shortage of skilled workers as compared to other countries, and the accelerated economic growth has only increased the demand for skilled manpower. (ians)

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