Why do we need skill development in India?
When we speak about the skill development in India, there are many reasons to vote for this. It is because of the current education system in India is concentrating only on the grades and it is ignoring the talent and skill levels of the students.
Wikipedia provides a great definition of skill, “A skill is the ability to carry out a task with pre-determined results often within a given amount of time, energy, or both”
By this it is very clear that all of us need skills to lead a life, we can also say that without a skill there exists no life at all. Yes, I can defend this statement by an example.
We are living by means of an employment, it may be of anything and any type. It is the reason for our food. A potter makes a pot with the skill he got, he doesn’t have any education, all he knows is how to follow the wheel. A mechanic whom I know in my personal life didn’t study mechanical engineering, but he repairs a car with such a talent which will amaze the customers.
By the above examples it is true that skill along with the education or skill in a stand-alone manner, it is a necessity. And skill development in India is really needed among the youth.
Skill development training along with education
When skill development is added to the education it will be like a perfect recipe which is provided with all the lovable ingredients and hence it makes the dish more delicious.
Let’s talk about the skill development in India today because we need to go global in order have our name repeated in the history and to make our marks as inspiration to the coming generations.
1 . Skill development in India is mandatory
Your choice of preference may be any field. But, only one thing that is common in each and every field is the skill. You will be hired based on your skills, but never because of your academics numbers or aggregates. One who will develop the skill, he/she will rock the chosen area.
2. Skill is an art
Skill is always an art. We all are unique, no one of us will have similar mindset or thought process. We don’t rely on the same goal setting. We think differently and we do differently.
There is a key point in all of us that will lead us to achieve that goal we have set, that key point is nothing but the skill itself. It will nourish your talent and make you proud in the crowd.
3. Skill has no age limit
There is no age limit for the skill we got because we can only be called as a skilled personnel if we are good at doing something which is of higher accuracy rate. So, with the increase in the age, the experience is gained and hence we can reach the next level in that particular field.
4. Skill is a practical application
None of us can completely depend on the theoretical way of study, we need to apply what we have learned and that application will satisfy our minds with the thought that we didn’t invest our energy on something that which actually cannot be applied.
I always teach my students an example of theory and practice. If I provide you tons of books on how to ride a bicycle without actually showing them how to ride the bicycle practically, then even it is some years, no use. The students will never learn how to ride a bicycle with just learning.
On the other hand, if I provide them with a bicycle and assign a trainer who will teach them practically on how to ride it. Within a week, they will be with amazing results.
Our schools will provide the educational basics, but skills are taught outside of the schooling, make avail of the opportunities provided by the free skill training programs held by the universities like AISECT in their respective skill development centers. At the end of the post, I will provide the information of our local skill development training center.
5. Skill development is a better replacement for our time killing activities.
Indian education is not any less than any of the western countries, we provide every material to the students, the only thing that lacks is the practical way of teaching and application type of mannerism. If we can bring this into action, we can compete with the real-time challenges globally.
6. Skill development is a priceless asset
Unlike any business, skill development has no value to predict. The more your IQ, the more skills are learned and practiced. We need to focus and think about how we can change our current way of thinking to make it more like a talented one, not like a talented, but a talented one alone. This evergreen skill practice always warm welcomes all categories of the people and all sections in the society.
7. Skill development will enhance the questioning nature in the students
The first thing a student must develop from his childhood is the questioning nature, of course it must be meaningful. One who pays attention to the lessons, definitely they will get the doubts. And once the doubts are raised it will clear the brain of the children and more space is available in the memory cells to learn new things.
8. Skill development will sculpt us to face any kind of challenges
We all have to go through the tough times at some point or the other, we need to be ready to face the challenges in the professional and personal lives. Skills will make us strong to face the challenges and we are filled with the courage and the stamina is fed to our brain with the spirit of hardworking nature. We need to redesign ourselves and make the necessary modifications.
9. Skill development will eradicate the superstitions
There are many regions in India where people are victims of the superstitions and they suffer a lot because of this. This is why skill development in India is needed.
Unfortunately, we are living in a society where there exist lots of superstitions. And the low literacy rate adds more strength to these rituals where the human loss does occur. We, and with our skills, we can make the people to realize the importance of education and how we can all together make the country more successful.
10. Skill development is the key to spread the awareness in the society
Awareness if spread in a good way to reach the maximum number of people, and if the issue is more sensitive one like some social evil. We can spread the awareness using the teaching methods at the training institutes and skill development centers.
As I promised at the beginning of the post, am going to share the information about the skill development training center in which am a part of right now.
The skill development center is called YTC ( Youth Training Center) and it focuses on the skill development and other variety of courses including computer training and self-employed tailoring, solar panel installation, and assistant electrician courses.
The trainers with skilled knowledge will provide the best training and all the courses are available in 50-50 reservations for STs and Non-STs. All these courses are for free and you don’t need to pay a rupee for the enrollment or training.
This can be your golden opportunity to dive in and learn how to develop and explore the talented guy hiding in you with enormous skills inside. If you are somewhere near to the below-mentioned location, do visit the training institute for the further details.