SkillCon: Educators' Conclave on Promoting Skilling

SkillCon: Educators' Conclave on Promoting Skilling © Goethe-Institut

On 8 July 2021 CBSE in collaboration with Goethe- Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan organised an Educators’ Conclave- on the theme "Promoting Skill Education in schools".

The new National Education Policy 2020 lays an increased emphasis on vocational training by integrating skill-orientated elements into the syllabus at an early stage. It aims at introducing students to professional skills during school days. Through this, it is envisioned that vocational training will become a desirable alternative to the “standard” academic stream. Pathways for apprenticeships have also to be developed for these students.

However, the new responsibility poses a challenge to many schools. To help the schools address this challenge and to offer viable solutions that are both industry-relevant as well as help in expanding the students’ scope of professional considerations CBSE in collaboration with Goethe- Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan organized  “SkillCon:  Educators’ Conclave on Promoting Skilling Education in Schools”.

Goethe-Institut, in coordination with CBSE and NVS partnered with IGCC and an attempt is being made to provide a solution to this.  Building upon its expertise in vocational education, the IGCC has developed a comprehensive concept aimed at supporting schools.

The concept is to be implemented in five Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in the NCR in the pilot phase. These schools are a part of the project “German in 1000 schools”.  This project was presented at SkillCon. 

The programme of SkillCon:

15:00 -15:05 IST Welcome and context setting by Ms Puneet Kaur, Head of Educational Services, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
15:05 - 15:15 IST Keynote Address by Dr Biswajit Saha, Director (Skill Education & Training), CBSE
15:15 - 15:25 IST Address by Mr Thomas Gödel, Director Language Programmes, South Asia/ Deputy Executive Director, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
15:25 - 16:05 IST Project presentation by :
  • Ms Sonia Parashar, Deputy Director-General, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
  • Ms Isabell Jenninger, Head-DUALpro and ProRecognition
16:05 - 16:10 IST Address by Mr Manmohansingh Koranga, Head Siemens Technical Academy
16:10 - 16:25 IST “Q & A” session
16:25 - 16:30 IST Vote of Thanks by Mr R.P. Singh, Joint Secretary (Skill Education), CBSE