Need to skill our workforce in use of advanced technologies, processes: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (July 21) said there is a need to skill the workforce in the use of advanced technologies and processes.
Addressing the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting at Indore via video link, he also said that globally, mobile workforce is going to be a reality.
“In this era of the fourth industrial revolution, technology has become the core driver of employment and will remain so,” Modi said.
“We all need to skill our workforce in the use of advanced technologies and processes. Skilling, re-skilling, and upskilling are the mantras for the future workforce. In India, our Skill India Mission is a campaign to connect with this reality,” he said.
“We need to prepare a responsive and effective strategy to address the rapid changes. In this era of the fourth industrial revolution, technology has become and will remain the core driver of employment,” the prime minister said.
“Globally, mobile workforce is going to be a reality in the future. Therefore, it is now time to globalise the development and sharing of skills in the true sense. The G20 must play a leading role in this,” he added.
Modi lauded the efforts of the meeting participants for initiating the international referencing of occupations by skills and qualifications requirements.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 21, 2023
“The amazing work done by frontline health and other workers in India during the COVID-19 pandemic showed their skills and dedication. It also reflected our culture of service and compassion. Indeed, India has the potential to become one of the largest providers of skilled workforce for the world,” he said.
“Fortunately, this meeting is happening in a country that has had an experience of creating a large number of technology jobs during the last such technology-led transformations,” the PM said.
“Your host city (Indore) is home to many start-ups leading to a new wave of such transformation,” he said.
(With inputs from agencies)