Is technology killing jobs or creating jobs? The perennial debate will go on with innumerable schools of thought, but the most important step would be to catch up with the latest technology and re-skill the future workforce.
It has become highly important to discuss re-skilling the future workforce and therefore, Voice&Data in association with Telecom Sector Skill Council is organizing an annual event ‘Telecom Manthan’, a meeting of telecom ecosystem and talent pool that would take place in New Delhi on May 16, 2018.
With the advent of new technologies, India’s telecom sector is likely to generate as many as 30 lakh new jobs this year. However, going by several reports industry-academia skill gap and shortage of industry-ready skilled labor remain to be the pain points.
Telecom Manthan would bring industry stakeholders, telecom industry, livelihood seekers, academia, training partners and government would come under one roof to deliberate on issues such as:
• Challenges and Opportunities
• Emerging New Technologies
• The path forward in the Telecom space for Academia and students
• A perception of new opportunities, and the required skills for new job roles that are likely to emerge.
The one-day event would take place in New Delhi on May 16th, 2018 and comprise of keynote sessions and panel discussions.
Some of the sessions would revolve around: Telecom as a driver of change- Challenges and Opportunities, Managing the Talent supply chain- Synergizing Industry- Academia Relationships, Emerging Skill Ecosystem for ‘Digital India’ and ‘Skill India’.
Lt. Gen Dr. SP Kochhar, CEO TSSC, said: “TSSC endeavors to create a bridge between available students/ job seekers and the employing industry/ entrepreneurship. We work in close coordination with industry and students, very closely supervised and regulated by Government.”
“Our aim is to skill people as per the requirements of the employing industry and help provide livelihood. Thus, we endeavor to contribute our mite to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of making India the skill capital of the world. In this path, ensuring quality in training and flexibility in execution is paramount in our approach to skilling. Telecom Manthan 2018, is another initiative in this direction.”
According to Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor, CyberMedia: “To remain ahead of the curve, it is imperative that we adopt the latest technologies and accordingly, skill and prepare the future workforce to be job-ready. Our strategic alliance with TSSC will lay thrust on the key initiatives of skill development; and through ‘Telecom Manthan’, we aim to bridge the industry-academia skill gap.”