Skill Development Mission Director calls for innovative solutions to develop skills of J&K youth
After assuming charge as Mission Director for Jammu and Kashmir’s Skill Development Mission, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, in an introductory meeting, called upon the officers to “think out of the box” in furtherance of the Mission and expand the scope to the interventions beyond traditional skilling domains.
Dr Abid impressed upon the participants to double their efforts in devising updated interventions for upgrading their skill set and improving the employability of the youngsters in the valley.
It was emphasised that the felt needs of the young population of J&K should be duly considered by stakeholder consultation and a customised district wise approach at implementation.
Modern and time-relevant skills for the young population, for example, cloud computing, 3D printing, data mining, app development among others should be imparted.
He further said that the focus should also be on the people living in remote and geographically disadvantageous locations so as to bring parity in the employability and skill development in the youth of J&K.
He emphasized the role of the district administrations and said that their role is of vital importance in the skill development of the young population.