Karnataka govt to launch redesigned ‘Skill Connect’ portal on July 15

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Karnataka Skill Development Minister CN Ashwath Narayan (Photo/ANI)

UDUPI: Karnataka will launch a redesigned web portal, Skill Connect, of the Skill Development Department on July 15. According to Skill Development Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, the portal will enable bringing both job aspirants and employers on to a single platform.

“The portal will enable assessment of skill gap by providing access to job opportunities. It will also facilitate filling the shortage of human resources required for industries. The portal has been redesigned to make it more effective,” he explained.

The minister said the government has collaborated with companies with the objective of imparting skills to students and that there should not be any mismatch between industry demands and skills acquired by students. Technology is being used effectively to bring about transformation in the system, he stated.

Under the National Education Policy (NEP 2020), learning Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security has been made mandatory. Karnataka is the first state to enter into an MoU with NASSCOM with the objective of imparting skills to students. Likewise, the government has entered into a pact with Infosys SpringBoard, which has 5,000 add-on courses, Ashwath Narayan explained.

There are about 1,200 ITIs across the state wherein 1.5 lakh students can be accommodated in long-term courses and one lakh students in short-term courses. Admissions in polytechnics have risen from 30,000 students to 75,000 and there are GTTCs in 31 districts across the state. Except for medical course, there is no shortage of seats in any other course, he stated. (ANI)

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