“Experience Sharing Workshop”

10am. 7th September’17, Hotel Le Meridian, Bangaluru

The Experience Sharing Workshop was held on 7th September 2017 in Hotel Le’Meridien at Bangalore. The main aim of the workshop was to have a congregation of all the stakeholders associated with the implementation of Skill Development programme in Odisha. The presence of eminent and experienced delegates from Government of India, Government of Odisha, Industries and Project Implementing Partners gave a 360 degree view of the skilling initiative undertaken by the State of Odisha.

Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society {ORMAS} which is the implementing agency for carrying out the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya-Grameen Kaushalya Yojana {DDU-GKY} program in Odisha was the organizer of the workshop. ORMAS has been implementing DDU-GKY programme since 2014?? and has been pioneering in the implementation of the same in the country. ORMAS has taken a number of initiatives towards adding on value to the implementation process and the workshop was also organized with an intent to get insights from all the stakeholders which would help in further improvising and strategizing the implementation processes of this DDU-GKY program.

Outcome of the Workshop

  • The Workshop created an awareness among the industries about this skill development program and the efforts of the State in creating Skilled Workforce
  • There was an exchange of ideas among the Stakeholders of the Skilling Ecosystem and the perspective of the government, industries and Project Implementing partners was discussed in a common forum which would further help in formulating and strategizing certain policies and approach for the skill development program.
  • Felicitation of the Skill Icons in platform like this encouraged and motivated them to plan further progress in their career.

Insights of the Workshop

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Chief Guest: Shri V.G Siddhartha, Chairman, Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Limited
(Café Coffee Day)

The Chief Guest e expressed his concern over the increasing demand of skilled workers in the country and the potential of the youths. He gave an instance of a girl from rural hinterlands who has been adjudged as the Best Coffee Maker in India and has represented India in international forum. He highlighted the fact that in the current scenario many boys and girls from the rural pockets are placed as Regional managers for Café Coffee Day and each managing 80-100 centers. Some of them are trained through the DDU-GKY program too.

Overview on National Skill Scenario: Smt. Alka Upadhayaya, IAS, Joint Secretary- Skills, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India

The Joint Secretary expressed her gratitude to Govt of Odisha for organizing such an unique event and congregating stakeholders and creating a common platform to discuss about ‘Skill Development’. She congratulated Odisha for being the best performing state in implementing DDU-GKY program and pointed out the two key factors responsible for such a success of the state- “Ease of Doing Business” and “Good Governance”. Her speech revolved around certain concerns which if addressed properly would contribute much more to the country’s skilling dividend. The concerns were regarding the student’s perspective, trade matching the candidate’s interest, the issues of migration and retention etc. Some of the initiatives undertaken by the Ministry in this regard eg. focusing on Champion Employers and motivating them to undertake more and more niche and long term courses and place the candidates accordingly which could improve the salary structure of the candidates. The Joint Secretary also asked ORMAS to pilot to develop a Labour Market Information System. Her focus also revolved around convergence among various schemes run by MoRD such as RSETI, DDU-GKY and Rurban to create jobs at the village cluster level and improve quality of trainings for self-employment.

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Technical Session-I: “Opportunity Ahead”


Some of the key points discussed are:

Technical Session II: “Placement, Post Placement, Retention and Career Growth”

The key points discussed:


Concluding Address By: Shri Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority

Felicitation to Skill Icons:


40 Skill Icons of Odisha who have witnessed a remarkable growth in their career after being trained in the DDU-GKY programme were felicitated by the delegates of Government of India and Government of Odisha in the programme. Some of the icons shared their experiences with the audience in the workshop Their pre and post skill training experiences was an eye opener to the audience in terms of the impact that Skill development has created in their life


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