Harnessing skills is imperative for students to compete globally: KTR

Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) called upon the students to harness their skills for achieving better job opportunities and compete globally

Harnessing skills is imperative for students to compete globally: KTR

HYDERABAD: Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR) on Thursday called upon the students to harness their skills for achieving better job opportunities and compete globally. He laid the foundation stone for Rural Micro Skill Development Center of Cyient Foundation at Mettugadda in Mahbubnagar district.

On the occasion, the IT minister handed over job offer letters to 120 young women who underwent skill-oriented courses offered by Cyient Foundation. KTR said that several students pursuing engineering and graduation courses are capable of performing well in the examinations but when they were asked to speak on any particular topic they were scared. With this, many of them are failing miserably in the interviews leading to joblessness which is a major concern in the competition world, he observed.

“To overcome this, students should harness their communication skills apart from acquiring knowledge through books. Education will take a person up to some standard but if they are skilled properly, it will help them acquire a job and lead a better life. Similar is the case with those who are already employed,” KTR said.

He also stressed on the importance of ‘skill, reskill and upskill’ for employees to stay relevant and grab more employment opportunities in their respective fields.

Expressing his concern over several students lacking skill sets in Telangana, the minister said that it was very unfair for the students to lag behind in terms of harnessing their skills and grab the job opportunities in multinational companies on par with those arriving to Telangana from other parts of the country. Drawing a parallel between the Congress and BRS rule, the minister said that situations were very favorable in Telangana under the able and stable leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrasekahr Rao (KCR). Students from Gurukul schools are pursuing IIT, IIM and other reputed universities in the country, he added.

KTR said that, in terms of job generation, the government has rolled a ‘red carpet for the corporate giants' to invest in the IT and other key sectors, unlike the ‘red tape’ policies followed by the Congress when in power. ‘’Keeping this in mind, the students should harness their skills and focus more on emerging technologies as many of us are accustomed to take assistance from Google for all our needs,’’ KTR said. He sought the support of the corporate firms and individuals to come up with the concept of imbibing skills among the students for their holistic development.

Ministers V Srinivas Goud and Ch Malla Reddy, Cyient Foundation Chairman BVR Mohan Reddy, Cyient Foundation MD Krishna B and public representatives also spoke on the occasion. Earlier, KTR also laid a foundation stone for SGD Corning Technologies Private Limited in Mahabubnagar. The collaboration will enable faster, more efficient delivery of vital medicines and help support India’s growing pharmaceutical industry.

The minister said that SGD Pharma, a global leader in glass packaging, had selected Telangana to build their world-class facility. The project of approximately Rs 500 crores is expected to play a crucial role in increasing the primary packaging capabilities of the industry to support increased vaccine and critical drug production from Telangana. ''SGD-Corning partnership is a welcome step forward as we move towards growing our ecosystem to achieve India’s goal of a USD 250-billion ecosystem by 2030,'' KTR added.

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