JK facing crunch of skilled labour, says Advisor Ganai
Srinagar: Highlighting the need to upscale skill training programme in the State, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said in contemporary world skilled youth serves as the “backbone” to develop a strong nation.
Giving an example of the future waiting for skilled labour, the Ganai recalled that recently in a seminar, State’s leading hotelier Mushtaq Ahmed Chaya also raised the concern that the State is facing a serious crunch of skilled manpower. Ganai said that the hotelier assured if hotel industry is provided with the skilled workforce they would be absorbed in the State facing a dearth of skilled manpower.
The Advisor said youth with their respective skills in varied trades including electricians, welding, plumbing, bricklaying, chef, have a bright future if they put their skills to good use. He said this skilled manpower could not only address the unemployment issue of the State, by creating their own jobs, but their skills could greatly address the ‘supply and demand issue’ of the State as well.
The Advisor expressed these views while reviewing the functioning of the State Board of Technical Education, Directorate of Technical Education, and J&K State Skill Development Mission.
Ganai said youth in State need to think out of the box as the demand for skilled labour has phenomenally increased across the world in the last few decades. Giving an example of developed countries who are trying to lure skilled labour to come to their countries, the Advisor said such is the relevance of skilled labour in countries like Australia and Canada that they are even offering permanent residency to people with skills that are in their demand list.