Skilling India: Challenges and Opportunities
India’s transition to a knowledge-based economy requires a new generation of educated and skilled people. A knowledge economy requires India to develop workers who are flexible and analytical and can be the driving force for innovation and growth. This book focuses on the status of vocational education programs, challenges of achieving quality and attaining competitive excellence in a globalized socioeconomic order, and the role of government and industry in achieving these avowed goals. The need for revival of traditional family-centric vocations pursued in the rural communities that provide livelihood options to a multitude of socially disadvantaged artisans is also discussed.
The book provides a systematic understanding of the processes of skill formation and provides several pathways for enhancing entrepreneurial skills. The authors seek to heighten the under- standing of structures and processes of governance and initiatives for enhancing the quality of skilling programs.