The shortage of appropriately skilled labour across many industries is emerging as a significant and complex challenge to India's growth and future. According to NASSCOM, each year over 3 million graduates and post-graduates are added to the Indian workforce. However, of these only 25 percent of technical graduates and 10-15 percent of other graduates are considered employable by the rapidly growing IT and ITES segments. Hence, what we have today is a growing skills gap reflecting the slim availability of high-quality college education in India and the galloping pace of the country's service-driven economy, which is growing faster than most countries in the world. As businesses propose to double and treble their workforces and India Inc. strives to maintain its position in the global marketplace, it has become imperative to prepare and plan for a world-class, competent, talented and innovative workforce.
ESDA plays an influential role in creating and sustaining an ecosystem in which skill development and entrepreneurship flourish. ESDA provides the resource, knowledge and supporting platform that is vital for growth in effective employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
ESDA's Monthly Activities
ESDA Launched Skill Development Centre in Moradabad and Almora in June 2016
Entrepreneurship Development Program
& Start - Up Summit Award - 2016