Nypunyam summit to showcase Kerala’s skilled workforce


Trivandrum: An international summit ‘Nypunyam – Global Needs Local Skills’ is being organised by the Kerala Government to showcase the skilled workforce of the State, on January 20-21, 2014 at Kovalam.

The summit, aimed at attracting topmost industrial units to set up international skill training institutes in the state, will have representatives from the UK, UAE, Australia, Germany, and other countries. The Summit will also see signing of MoUs between Industry Stakeholders and the ITIs, collaborating and contributing jointly to formulate better training methodologies and introducing latest advancements for market ready skill building. It will also explore setting up of Centres of Excellence (CoEs), as a Private-Government initiative. The event is also envisaged to bridge the gap between real industry requirements and skilled workforce, with a focus on improving the quality standards of ITIs’ and making people employment ready.

“We have sent invites to more than twenty countries and they have shown their interest to take part in the much awaited summit. The summit will bring all the investors, trainers, industries, policy makers, executors and academicians under one umbrella”, said Prasanth N IAS, Director of Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE). Among others, Ambassadors from various countries, State representatives, young entrepreneurs and industry stake holders are expected to participate in the summit.

Prior to the summit, a series of road show would be conducted in Bangalore, Delhi, Kochi, Chennai and Mumbai. The Dubai road show was already held on December 9, 2013. The shows are designed in a manner to educate and to eradicate the doubts pertaining to the project. In Kerala, the organisers are planning to conduct a road show in the first week of January at Kochi.

The Nypunyam project, organised under the aegis of Labour and Rehabilitation Ministry, aims to bridge the gap between demand and supply of skilled workforce by collaborating with the top-notch industry giants across the country.

Nypunyam is an initiative to identify industry partners and forge alliances with the public and private sectors in enhancing the quality standards of Kerala’s trade industry and making people employment ready by improving the relevance of skills taught, quality of skills training and numbers.

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