Skill enhancement opportunities: automobile, construction, hospitality
Industry being enlisted to boost vocational training standards
Prashant K. Nanda
Posted: Wed, Dec 8 2010. 10:23 PM IST
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the human resource development (HRD) ministry interacted with the automobile sector on Monday to devise vocational courses tailored to the needs of the industry.
The automobile industry alone faces a shortage of 300,000 skilled people, he said, citing a survey
Next in line are the construction and hospitality industries.
While 220 million students are in schools, less than 15 million are expected to pursue higher education, and better vocational education will improve the chances of employment for the dropouts.
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