Mangaluru, Sep 18 2019: Speaking after inaugurating the Skill India programme organised by Mangalore Institute of Fire and Safety Engineering (Mifse) in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), at Town Hall, Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Dr P S Yadapadithaya said that it is important to make students employable in order to bridge the gap between education and employment.
Prof Yadapadithaya said industry employers look for competent candidates and not qualified candidates. Education institutions should assess the demands of the market and should prepare students to deliver the needs.
National Skill Development Corporation has also stressed upon upgrading the skills. The students should be equipped with applicable knowledge, the right attitude and work habits. He further stated that Mangalore University has been giving credits to its students who have undergone Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Mangaluru MLA U T Khader urged Centre to establish National Skill Development Centre in Mangaluru.
He said the centre should be located on the university campus. The skilled workers should need certification so that they can work in any part of the world, he added.
Mangaluru South MLA D Vedavyas Kamath said the traditional artisans need to be inducted into the mainstream.
Mifse President Vinod K John said 1,000 candidates will be provided with training in skill development by Mifse across the state, free of cost.
The training period will be of two months. The training centres will be in Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Hubballi, Tumkuru, Belagavi, Davanagere, Udupi, Hosapete and Shivamogga.
Mifse Principal Yashvanth Gopal Shetty, Secretary Manoj P V, NSDC Monitoring Team Analyst Rajat Sachdeva, Karnataka State Open University former Dean Dr Jagadeesha and Nehru Yuva Kendra, Mangaluru District Youth Coordinator Raghuveer Souterpete took part too.