Need to Prepare Our Workforce for Challenges of 21st Century: Education Minister

“In light of a rapidly changing world, we must prepare our workforce to be ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century through a comprehensive skills strategy,” said Union Minister for Education, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan. He was giving a farewell address at the 49th IFTDO World Congress and Exhibition being organized in New Delhi on the topic “Strategies for an Agile Work Culture: Pathways to the New Era” today.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister spoke about the National Education Policy (NEP) and its motivations for creating synergies between education and skills. He said that while NEP 2020 covers students between the ages of 3 and 23 in the formal education system, we must also come up with new ideas, pioneering reskilling and reskilling strategies for those who are not part of the formal system. Educational system.

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He also spoke about the role of technology as an enabler as well as a disruptive factor in society and the economy. He also talked about capacity building. The Education Minister, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, said there is heavy pressure on capacity building in all sectors. He further highlighted the role of the Capacity Building Commission of India in considering best practices in capacity building and creating synergies between different entities.

Meanwhile, while attending the opening session of Delhi University for a three-day international symposium on “Rethinking India’s Ideas from ‘Swaraj’ to ‘New India’’, the Minister of Education said that Delhi University should design future courses and include them in its curricula.

“Times are changing. Our country’s inventions do not get patented. DU can start a short-term diploma course in the process of obtaining patents. Students will not only become employable in India but also internationally… DU should add courses future to its curricula.

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