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World Youth Skills Day 2022: Karnataka Skill Connect Portal gets govt nod

World Youth Skills Day 2022: Karnataka Skill Connect Portal gets govt nod

July 15, 2022

On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC) has received a nod from the Karnataka Government to build the Karnataka Skill Connect Portal (KSCP). Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC) will bring together an integrated digital platform that will connect academic institutions, recognized and empanelled skilling agencies, potential workforce, and potential employers.

KDEM will act as a knowledge bridge to the department of skill development and provide industry collaborations to enhance the portal’s engagement effectively amongst all its stakeholders. It will support the department of skill development with advisory and programme management services to successfully build the KSCP platform. Karnataka chief minister Basavraj Bommai, along withDr. C N Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, Dr. E V Ramana Reddy, ACS, Dept of Electronics, IT BT S&T and Sanjeev Gupta, CEO, KDEM unveiled a short video of the online platform – KSCP. The portal will allow aspiring students to identify their skill gaps, enroll in training programs delivered by certified training providers and use the certifications obtained to apply for jobs available on the portal.

The CM said Basavaraj Bommai said, “Karnataka is the hub of innovation and start-ups in the country. For us to be recognized on a global platform, we need to build a skilled workforce which can only be achieved if the youth of our state are provided with the right training and skillset. Establishing platforms such as the Karnataka Skill Connect Portal is a step in this direction as institutions, skilling agencies, and employers, all converge to provide easy access for potential candidates to address any skills gap and also enable the academia and talent for future digital jobs. This reinforces the Government’s commitment towards creating jobs for all and empowering the youth to enable employment to redefine the state’s contribution to the nation’s growth.”

Dr. Ashwathnarayan C N said, “Karnataka has been at the forefront leading the charge for creating a holistic start-up ecosystem for the industries to thrive. A platform like KSCP will help strengthen a thriving ecosystem driving Karnataka’s digital economy thereby playing a significant role in contributing to the nation’s growth. In a bid to encourage and increase employment while stimulating talent, we aim at furthering skill development initiatives in the technology space for the youth to create a robust start-up ecosystem.”

Commenting on this, Dr. S Selva Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, said, “Karnataka is leading the charts for providing a favourable ecosystem for the talent to learn and grow because of the state’s unwavering commitment to bridge the skill gap in order to transform the lives of the people. This platform by KSDC is a stride in this direction and to leverage our position globally in reinforcing talent building, stimulating entrepreneurship and innovation throughout Karnataka.”

Picture Source: News 18

Also Read: World Youth Skills Day: Top edtech platforms to help youth upskill

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