TEJAS Skilling Project:
TEJAS (Training for Emirates Jobs And Skills), a Skill India International Project to train overseas Indias was launched at the Dubai Expo, 2020.
Aim of the Project:
- Skilling, certification and overseas employment of Indians.
- Creating pathways to enable the Indian workforce to get equipped for skill and market requirements in the UAE.
- Creating a 10,000 strong Indian workforce in UAE during the initial phase.
The youth are the largest stakeholder in both nation building and image building.
- The focus is to skill this population and provide the world with a large skilled workforce from India.
India’s unemployment rate reached an all-time high in 2020.
- India’s unemployment rate touched a 7.9% in December 2021.
- There were several factors responsible for this, including the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdown.
- According to the World Economic Forum report released in January 2021, investment in upskilling could potentially boost the global economy by USD6.5 trillion by 2030, and India’s economy by USD570 billion.
- India had the second-highest additional employment potential through upskilling as it could add 2.3 million jobs by 2030, second only to the US’s 2.7 million jobs.
- According to the UNDP’s Human Development Report-2020, only 21.1%of the labour force was skilled in the period 2010-2019 in India.
- This dismal result is due to lack of cohesion within policy actions, absence of holistic approach and working in silos.