Education should always be purposeful, growth oriented and productive. But Technical institutes are failing to produce dynamic and
enterprising youngsters capable of facing the changing times and taking on the toughest technical challenges.
Academic Qualifications no longer define the worth and expertise of a candidate and prospective employers are no longer looking
at mere qualifications but at the employability potential of the candidate. Furthermore, the industry has neither the time nor
inclination to train a fresher in skills required. Owing to tough competition, industry is ready to recruit only skilled candidates
who can contribute immediately to the well being of the company.
Hence the emphasis is on how best to integrate industry relevant skill set and regular college curriculum and expose students to real workplace culture.
The need of the hour is a sustainable platform to hone the skills of students and provide the support each individual needs to grow. A well defined solution
is the establishment of Skill Development Centers (SDC) by the Commissionerate of Technical Education (CTE).
SDC is a progressive and student friendly initiative of CTE with a well intended objective to eliminate disconnect between pure theory taught in colleges and
the reality in the global job market. SDC will create an opportunity culture where each student has an opportunity to excel and is encouraged to realize his
vision and long term objectives. Paramount importance will be given to training students in employability skills that cater to industry and technological needs.
But, SDC also realizes the basic truth that being technically good is not adequate and therefore rigorous training will be given in communication skills, sound
values and professional ethics to enable the student to venture out in confidence and prove his caliber in the competitive workplace.