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Skill India may be expanded to include AI, IoT

Skill India may be expanded to include AI, IoT 1

The Government of India will soon come up with a national policy to upskill and reskill millions of youth in the entire country to create a workforce capable of handling some of the emerging trends such as the Machine Learning, IOT, and AI.

The idea is simply to strengthen the government Skill India mission with the help of dedicated policy measures.

“Reskilling and upskilling are big on the incoming government’s agenda,” a senior government official told in a report. “There will be a renewed focus on reskilling.”  “We would like to ensure that individuals have access to economic opportunities by remaining competitive in the new world of work and that businesses have access to the talent they need for the jobs of the future,” the official added.

The government of India is seized of the facts that reskilling has to be done at a massive scale alongside skilling, he revealed.

Some of the sectors which include financial services, banking, BFSI sector, manufacturing, retail, logistics, e-commerce, telecommunications, and healthcare.

“The ministry is expected to incentivize sector skill councils as well as youth to undertake reskilling,” the official said, adding a certain amount of annual allocation could be kept aside for reskilling.

The manifesto of the Bhartaiya Janta Party also revealed to reskill as a priority area for the government.

The first phase of the skilling initiative introduced the recognition of the prior learning program. The RPL also aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce with the National Skills Qualifications Framework.

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