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Bengaluru, Nov 25: An Industry Linkage Cell set up by Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC) to facilitate improved employment opportunities by building strong Industry-Academia relationships was launched on Thursday.
Launching the initiative in the “Industry Connect Conclave,” Dr C N Ashwatha Narayana, Higher Education and Minister for IT/BT and Skill Development, said the
Industry Linkage Cell (ILC) aims to improve the overall quality and relevance of the skill ecosystem in the State.
He hoped that this initiative would enable creating a strategic relationship among growing sector industries across the state to strengthen Skill Eco-system.
These industry linkages provide demand-driven industry-relevant training opportunities to the trainees. Enabling these collaborative efforts between the KSDC and the Industry will ultimately lead to bridging the skill gap, providing demand-based skilled manpower to industries, better employment outcomes for the unemployed youth, Dr Narayana explained.
Under the government initiative of “Make in India,” there is a tremendous growth of the electronic manufacturing industries. This is paving way for huge job opportunities in India. Keeping this in mind ‘Industry Linkage Cell’ has been set up, he said.
“It is very evident that there is a need to bridge this gap through concerted efforts in a more structured and concise manner. Keeping this in mind, the state desires to work towards the transition from the Supply-Driven to Demand-Driven Skill ecosystem, creating a workforce that will address the manpower needs of the industries,” Dr Narayana said.
The minister said the linkage cell will facilitate to oversee and monitor the industry linkage activities of 31 districts and manage state-level interventions and shall undertake the entire end to end design and development of the industry connect work flow at the State level.
This will focus on addressing the challenges of the growing economy by opening the doors of the government skilling activities for industries to contribute and join hands to make it successful, the minister pointed out. The event was jointly organized by Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC),
ELCIA (Electronic City Industries Association) and the Electronics Sector Skill Council (ESSC) of India. Bhawesh Kumar, President, ELCIA (Electronics City Industries Association), Dr Selvakumar, Secretary, Ashwin Gowda, MD, Karnataka Skill Development Corporation, Kavitha Gowda, Manager, Karnataka Skill Development Corporation were among a few who were present.