Union Government is planning to create a national vocational educational framework pertaining to construction and infrastructure sector in the country. In this regard, a meeting of experts has been convened on 27th June, 2011 at Delhi under the chairmanship of Shri Kapil Sibbal, Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development and Communication & Information Technology. CEO of EduMark Realty Education Services has been invited in the meeting to deliberate upon the issues. EduMark is India’s first real estate focused Vocational Education and Training Organization. Hon’ble MOS for HRD, Dr. D. Purandeshwari is also expected to attend the program.
Government recognizes the need and is looking to formally integrate vocational education together with its current conventional educational streams across schools and higher education space and provide an opportunity and incentive to students to explore a larger universe of opportunity.
This is an imperative need, considering 40% of India’s population falls within the age group of 21-35 years. In order to serve the aspirations of India’s youth, this step from government will spell a seminal moment that needs to be deliberated and reiterated together with the help of the industry. The basic objective is to augment and optimize the Human Resource.
Shri S.S.Mantha, Chairman of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), who extended the invitation, expects that EduMark will contribute effectively through an overview of its systems and nuances and provide the experts a comprehensive and insightful input pertaining to present and perceived need-gaps from the domain of Construction and Infrastructure Sector. This will enable the Government to prepare a holistic framework to support the industry.