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The IET participates in the Global Skill and Employment Partnership Summit

Bhopal, June 01, 2017: The Government of Madhya Pradesh today, organized the Global Skill and Employment Partnership Summit 2017 (GSEP), a flagship event on skill development and employment opportunities in the State of Madhya Pradesh at Amer Greens, Bhopal.  Mr. Shekhar Sanyal, Director and Country Head of the Institution of Engineering and Technology was the guest of honour at the event.

GSEP Summit 2017, being the first edition, focused on skill development and employment opportunities available across the state and across all stakeholders. Anticipating the demand for skilled manpower, the state government has created a network of ITIs, Polytechnics, Vocational Training Institutes and Specialised Training Institutes, both in public as well as private sector. The abundant manpower of the state has been developed into a skilled technical workforce with the help of these institutes. Through GSEP Summit, the State Government aims to match skilled workforce of the state with industry.

Shekhar Sanyal was one of the speakers for the session on “Opportunities for Self-Employment in Madhya Pradesh”. He highlighted on the new opportunities for self-employment, focusing on digital and internet technologies and their role in creating new employment opportunities and avenues. Honourable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan was present at the session.

The IET has always focused on delivering practical skills to the Indian education system, combined with an influential role in improving educational standards through accreditation and leveraging of industry relations.

Speaking about the initiative taken by Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Shekhar Sanyal added, “It is a great initiative taken by the state government to develop an ecosystem for generating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities throughout the state.Today, many new technologies have developed creating new opportunities for the youth. The youth need to have specific skill sets to respond to the evolving environment. The IET is working towards improving technical education through its local network events and the Faraday programme. Being a go-to-source for matters pertaining to improving quality of education and skill gap between the educational institutions and industries, the IET is coming up with new initiatives to help bridge the skill gap and increase employability.”

About the IET:

Founded 145 years ago, the IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 167,000 members+ in 150 countries, with active networks of members in 37 countries. In India, the IET has over 13,000 members, 8 Local Networks and focuses on Energy, Transport, Information & Communications, IoT and Education sectors.

Part of its remit is to promote, recognise and reward individual excellence and support emerging talent through a programme of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering scholarships.  The awards programme includes awards for individual excellence, research and innovation, scholarships, travel awards, prizes and competitions within the engineering and technology sector.

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