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Jharkhand Govt calls upon investors to capitalize industry-friendly policies 

KNN , Dec 06, 2018

To capitalize on the industry-oriented policies for industrial development and investment promotion, Secretary, Higher Technical Education & Skill Development Department, Rajesh Kumar Sharma called upon the industries to capitalize the industry-friendly policies .

He was addressing a day-long event ‘Employers Network for Generating Aspirational & Gainful Employment (ENGAGE): Skill in Jharkhand: Skilling for Future'.

The event aimed at building a sustainable linkage between Jharkhand government and Industry players.

The industry was urged to capitalize on industry-friendly policies at the ‘Employers Network for Generating Aspirational & Gainful Employment (ENGAGE): Skill in Jharkhand: Skilling for Future'.

Sharma enumerated the steps taken by the state government for creating a skills ecosystem.

He added that the state aims to train and skill 20 lakh people by 2022, thus touching the lives of 20% of its youth.

Joint Secretary and CVO, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajesh Agrawal urged industry to take advantage of the 'demographic bulge'.

He said that is more pronounced in Jharkhand by investing in skilling and training the required workforce.

Jharkhand has 70% of the population under 35 years with the average age being 27 years, Agrawal said.

He said that investors need to view skill development from the standpoint of productivity gains from skilling instead of focusing on the perceived benefits of employing low-cost labour.

There was a need to evangelize apprenticeships of six months to a year for building a short-term skilling ecosystem, he added.

The event was organized by FICCI and Jharkhand Government.