Saikat Basu speaking about the trend of skill development in India at the workshop on the principles of modern safety in minesSaikat-Basu in ISMAA

Consultivo Thought Leadership: Skill Development

25 May 2016, Kolkata

The Workshop On The Principles Of Modern Safety In Mines is an initiative of Indian School Of Mines Alumni Association (ISMA), Kolkata Chapter. The workshop was intended to equip a person to face organisational challenges with faculties from a wide cross section of professionals – united by their passion for the subject.

The workshop was intended to equip a person to face organisational challenges with faculties from a wide cross section of professionals – united by their passion for the subject.

On the final day of the 3-day workshop, Saikat Basu talked about Skill Development – A Modern Approach.

Referring to the bigger picture, Saikat spoke about the trend of skill development in India and the links between skill, productivity and safety. It is estimated that only 4.69 percent of India’s total workforce has undergone formal skill training when compared with 52 percent in the USA, 68 percent in the UK, 75 percent in Germany, 80 percent in Japan and 96 percent in South Korea.

Looking at the challenges faced by mining industries, it can be said that these challenges are interrelated and cannot be addressed in isolation. In practice, this creates the challenge of integrating skill development strategies. His main focus was to put light on the blend of traditional and the modern approach to capacity development and training. A perfect blend of these two approaches customised to organisational management maturity, people maturity and business need shall be designed to ensure effective skill building process. He focused on the modern learning.

The programme got tremendous support from the luminaries of the mining industry. This mining workshop was inaugurated by chief guest Mr. Rahul Guha, D.G, DGMS and Mr. B. R. Reddy, CMD, SECL, the guest of honour.

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