Task Force launched to address skill gaps in India


A task force was constituted by the Union ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship in collaboration with World Economic Forum for addressing the skill gap in the country. This task force is called: Closing the Skills Gap Task Force in India and will be co-chaired by the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan along with Infosys MD and CEO Salil Parekh.

Closing the Skills Gap Task Force :

The goal of Task Force is to develop action plan to address skills gaps in India and make Indian workforce ready for jobs of future. It will bring together leaders from business, Government, civil society, and the education and training sectors to accelerate future-proofing of education and training systems in the country.

More than half of India’s population is in the working age, thus skills development is critical to sustaining inclusive growth and development in the country. The task force will be significant step to accelerate the impact on skills development already achieved by bringing together relevant stakeholders to act collectively. It will the second country-led public-private collaboration of  WEF’s Closing the Skills Gap Project after South Africa.