Minister Calls For Focus On Regional Needs In Odisha Skill Conclave-2024

Bhubaneswar: The second edition of the Odisha Skill Conclave 2024 will focus on developing a dynamic ecosystem that empowers the youth with relevant skills aligning with the evolving needs of the job market under “NUA Odisha” umbrella.

This was revealed at a preparatory meeting chaired by Pritiranjan Gharai, Minister for Skill Development and Technical Education (SDTE) in Bhubaneswar on Monday.

The Minister outlined the strategic vision of the Skill Conclave, emphasising the need for a comprehensive and inclusive approach to skill development. The conclave is expected to serve as a platform to bridge the gap between education and industry requirements along with global exposure.

He also expressed a commitment to incorporating innovative initiatives in skill development, including the integration of emerging technologies and fostering entrepreneurship among the youth. The conclave is anticipated to showcase pioneering models for skill enhancement.

The meeting discussed the importance of tailoring skill development as per the regional needs. Special attention will be given to sectors that have high growth potential in specific regions of the state.

The meeting laid the groundwork for the agenda of the Skill Conclave, which will include panel discussions, workshops, and interactive sessions. Well-known experts and industry leaders will share their insights on trends, challenges and opportunities in the skill development.

Principal Secretary Usha Padhee and officials from the Skill Development and Technical Education Department participated in the meeting. The time and venue for Odisha Skill Conclave will be decided in upcoming meetings.

The Skill Conclave is a flagship initiative by the department to bring together key stakeholders to deliberate on strategies, share insights, and promote collaboration for the holistic development of skills among the youth.

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