Messege by Harish Rawat
November 2009

Messege by Harish Rawat

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Harish Rawat
Minister of State for
Labour and  Employment

Government of India
New Delhi


We are living in the age of Technology. Technological advances are necessary for students, professionals, academicians, etc. to move towards growth and development of our country. We, at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, have launched Skill Development Initiative (SDI) Scheme based on Modular Employable Skills to meet the demand for specific skills of higher order. For this purpose, a Public Private Partnership between Government, State Government and Industry is proposed to promote the skills development programme. The training under SDI Scheme will be provided by various credible VTPs under Central Government, State Government, Public and Private Sector and Industrial establishments. VTPs will provide counselling and vocational guidance, training facilities as per norms, impart good quality training, post training support to trainees in getting employment, maintain database on trainees trained and the outcome of the training. Benchmarking our skills in accordance  with world standards is the aim of our policies.

One of the major hurdles that all stakeholders face is to locate resource people across diverse demographic regions. In such a scenario, the efforts of Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies in bringing out a resource guide in the specialised field of “ICT in Education” is commendable. The ICT in Education Resource Guide 2009-10 will prove to be useful to all the stakeholders in the field.

I wish them all success.

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