Servicing Skill Development-Employers Need to Do More

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Students in an automotive workshop in Chennai. The number of private industrial training institutes (ITIs) grew from under 2000 in 2007 to 10,812 in 2016.

Abstract: The policy in terms of skilling initiatives in the present day situation is likely to succeed only if the potential employers ask for skilled workforce. Without their involvement, the targeted goal would never be achieved.

The author is Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University.