CxO Meets organised across 5 States under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

New Delhi : Industry leaders from across 18 major sectors came together in a series of CxO Meets organised under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) held between 15th to 21st October, 2021. The CxO Meets, were facilitated by State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLM) from the States of Assam, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Tamil Nadu (TN) and Gujarat, commemorating 75 years of Indian independence under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Industry leaders from across 18 major sectors came together in a series of CxO Meets organised under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) held between 15th to 21st October, 2021. The CxO Meets, were facilitated by State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLM) from the States of Assam, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Tamil Nadu (TN) and Gujarat, commemorating 75 years of Indian independence under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Industry leaders from various sectors and Sector Skills Councils came together to discuss and deliberate upon attempts to further the buoyant labour market for the future generations. Some of the sectors that saw participation include Tourism & Hospitality, Retail, Logistics & Apparel, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, IT-ITES, Automotive, Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Healthcare, Construction, Capital Goods, Production to name a few. Senior management from market leaders like BMW, Hyundai, The Park Hotel, Barbeque Nation, Leela Palace, Oberoi & Trident – Mumbai, Vivanta, Wow! Momo Foods Pvt Ltd etc. shared their views on how CxO meets serve as a learning platform for all stakeholders and the criticality of regular interactions between training partners and employers.

Each participating State focussed on a specific trade- Assam (Tourism & Hospitality); Jharkhand (Retail, Tourism, Finance, Logistics & Apparel); MP (Logistics & Apparel); Gujarat (Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council, Healthcare Sector Skill Council, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Logistics Sector Skills Council, IT-ITES, Capital Goods etc), Tamil Nadu (Automative).

Discussions were also held on issues pertaining to training, placement & post-placement help, retention and career progression of candidates trained under the DDU-GKY programme. The role of the SRLMs in mitigating shortage of skilled manpower, responding to the periodic demand of skilled manpower, salaries, preference of certain sectors in hiring women candidates etc. through the DDU-GKY programme was also discussed at length.

During the discussions between industry experts and SRLMs, it was observed that the logistics sector was fast emerging as a lucrative option, given the boom in E-commerce platforms and hence increasing job prospects of trained manpower in the sector. The CxO Meets also served as a platform for establishing new industry linkages and building on to the current ones, by establishing and facilitating a mutually benefiting partnership between training partners and industries, ensuring candidates trained under the DDU-GKY programme get suitable employment opportunities.