'Auto industry to help achieve Modi 2.0's $5 tn economy dream' - ASDC Annual Conclave 2019
Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) on Wednesday organised ASDC Annual Conclave 2019 in New Delhi. The day-long event focused on various panel discussions on industry expectations from the skilling ecosystem, vocational skills institutions and industry training centres’.
During the conclave, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Chief Guest for the programme and Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India said, “Automotive industry contributes 7.5% to the overall GDP of the country and through its contribution it is certain to give a boost to Prime Minister’s vision of making India a $5 trillion-dollar economy. In order to achieve this, it is essential that we train our workforce on the latest technologies and make them future ready, using best in class infrastructure."
Dr Pandey further added, "I urge the automotive industry to focus on an effective outreach program and mobilize youth in India for skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling programs in collaboration with Skill India mission.”
What happened during panel discussions?
The first panel discussion elucidated on the expectations of automotive industry to get the desired skilled manpower and the current challenges around it. The panel comprised of various automotive associations like SIAM, ACMA and FADA.
In the second panel discussion, representatives from the industry and vocational skills institutions presented their viewpoints on the challenges and opportunities associated with the automotive industry. Members of the panel were from Automotive Research Association of India, Hella India Lighting Ltd., Mahindra Rise, NTTF and Mangalam University.
The third and final panel discussion was attended by various secretaries and joint secretaries of various state skill development mission. During the dialogue, limelight was shed on the challenge of mobilization at various levels when it comes to skilling and consecutively, suggestions were put forward for making skills training aspirational through different state initiatives.