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Skill Development Program

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Skill Development Program (November 24-26, 2011)

In order to develop entrepreneurial skills amongst students, EDC conducted a three days Skill development program during Nov 24-26, 2011. 35 students participated in the program.

On day I, Mr. S. Nand focused on the need to develop the skills.  The mission to fulfill the growing need in India for skilled manpower across sectors and narrow the existing gap between the demand and supply of skills. 

There is a compelling need to launch a world class skill development program in Mission mode that will address the challenge of imparting the skills required by a growing economy. Both the structure and the leadership of the Mission must be such that the program can be scaled up quickly to cover the whole country. During his deliberations, he gave a Team – building Exercise to the participants. Also he focused on the management of stress in various situations. 

On day II, Prof. Anish Patel delivered a lecture on Imparting Dignity to Vocational Education - A National Imperative. As we witness rapid changes in technology, economic growth depends on our ability to respond by way of harnessing and utilizing technology more effectively. Knowledge and skills go hand in hand to develop this ability. Development of human capital, therefore, depends on the evolution of skill sets, matched by newer and more effective ways of deploying these skills for sustainable economic prosperity. 

Towards augmenting the skill base in the country and evolving a strategic implementation framework for vocational education and Training would require closer interaction and joint initiatives amongst all the stakeholders. The government is one of the important stakeholders and is responsible for policy formulation that includes an awareness campaign and an incentives scheme for facilitating development of institutions of vocational education. It is also important to develop a nationwide certifying mechanism that measures and grades different skills.

On day III, Prof. Veena Dadwani, Director Pioneer English and Personality Grooming Institute (PEPGI) highlighted  on the Topic Five Entrepreneurial Skills You Need to Build a Successful Entrepreneur. 

She started by saying that the first skill you must develop as an entrepreneur is your personal skill. Now what do I mean by personal skills? Personal skills are simply those skills that are attached to your personality, more like habits. They are the characters possessed by successful entrepreneurs. For instance; if you are a professional proofreader, then it's important you develop a keen eye for spotting errors.

When she talked about developing personal skill with respect to building a business, she was talking about developing  entrepreneurial mindset. One needs to be in the right mindset before ever starting a business. If you carefully study the lives of successful entrepreneurs, you will observe they are courageous, passionate about their entrepreneurial calling and most of all, they think outside the box. To develop these personal skills, she recommended  Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs and How to develop yours and the Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs. 

Personal Skills

Communication skill

Negotiation skill

Leadership skill

Sales skill