Skill connect portal launched to aid job search

Education State

It is aiming to connect skilled unemployed youths to employment opportunities.

The Karnataka Digital Economy Mission and the Karnataka Skill Development Corporation have launched a Karnataka Skill Connect Portal. It is an integrated web portal which will connect the talent ecosystem in the state with various employment and skilling opportunities.

Less than one out of five labourers in India is skilled, according to a Human Development Report by United Nations. India ranks 132 on Human Development Index Report prepared by the United Nations Development Programme.

An entrepreneur said, “These days it is really difficult to find a skilled employee. We hire employees and train them accordingly.

Dr C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister for skill development and entrepreneurship, said, “For all the problems that society is facing right now, skill, knowledge and education are the solutions. Only the right way of education can make a difference.”

The scope of the portal is unprecedented and will be a massive factor in the state’s digital economy push. The portal will help around 65,000 engineering students to get internship opportunities, the minister added.

Saba who leads an academic and government vertical for LinkedIn India said, “Skilling and upskilling are the new currencies that will create a more efficient labour market in the coming year.”

“There are not enough skilled labourers in India, so we must have a tech-powered skill learning initiative by the government along with industry,” she added.

Saianand Rajaraman, a business analyst, said that skill sets are the bare minimum these days. “An individual’s skills provide a holistic view of their personality. It is high time that these skills become much more than just a period teaching personality development in college.”