Global Skills Summit 2017 organised by FICCI on the theme ‘New Age Skills for Today and Tomorrow kickstarts

New Delhi: The 10th edition of Global Skill Summit’s theme- New Age Skills for Today and Tomorrow aims to take deeper look at the automation potential in the global workplace today and its impact on employment and productivity. The Global Skill Summit has been inaugurated today (15 September 2017).

Addressing the summit, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, said that in a young country like India, Skilling of only 10% of employable workforce is a major concern both for the Govt and for the Industry. Mr Pradhan also interacted with the stalwarts in the field of Skill Development like WorldSkills International President Simon Bartley  and Chairman of FICCI Skills Development Committee Mr TV MohanDas Pai.

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In ever evolving work place, disruptive changes and new business models will have a profound impact on the employment landscape over the coming years. Automation lies in the vanguard of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, a process in which the interaction of cyber and physical systems will transform the established economic and social structures. Many of the major drivers of transformation currently affecting global industries are expected to have a significant impact on jobs, ranging from significant job creation to job displacement, and from heightened labour productivity to widening skills gaps. The 10th edition of Global Skill Summit’s theme- New Age Skills for Today and Tomorrow aims to take deeper look at the automation potential in the global workplace today and its impact on employment and productivity.

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