The Rajasthan government has been successful in creating employment for the talented youth of the state, but the jobs are limited and the number of youth is increasing by leaps and bounds. The National Skill Development Corporation has prepared a special report on the lack of skills and need which depicts that by the end of the year 2022, about 12 crore skilled people will be required for 24 prime sectors of the country. According to the statistics of the Central Government, there is a provision of skill training for only 35 lakh people in the country today. On the other hand, every year in China, about 9 crore people are getting trained to be skilled which is a world of difference. To grow exceptionally in this area, we need to make extraordinary growth in making people skillful. On the other hand, the mindset of the parents will also have to be changed that pushes the children into a government job against their will and destroys the skills inside them. The most common cause of unemployment in the youth is lack of skills. Many of the youngsters of this 21st century are waiting to be selected in government jobs regardless of their skills and interest in other sectors. They are full of talent that could be useful for various different sectors.
Change is the need of the hour. After many years, the education policy has been changed and Rajasthan ensured its role by giving important suggestions in it. The honorable Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Shri Ashok Gehlot is aware of the need of coming times in the state; He started the ‘Yuva Kaushal Yojana‘ to ensure skill development of the talented youth of the state. Now the Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation is making efforts for skill development among the youth by giving admission in professional courses related to skill development in addition to basic courses in the government colleges of the state. It’s the way in which India can take full advantage of its demographic dividend or youth population. In comparison with other countries, where the skilled workforce is ranging from 60 to 90 percent, India has a very less percentage to offer. It means only a few people have a strong hold on a particular skill. Therefore, Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has designed a system in which youth are being given skill training, jobs, or enough knowledge for self-employment.
Youth skill scheme 2.0 has been started in government colleges of the state with this aim. Despite the severe conditions of Corona, this year the scheme will provide 16 skill development courses to about 3000 youth of the state so that youth can get higher education as well as job oriented courses. About 2 hours of online classes every day will be given through this course.
There was a time when the computer course was one of the favorite courses of students and an MBA pass out was considered the best job aspirant. Students used to apply for these types of jobs and courses without giving it a second thought. Every institute was not up to the mark in giving quality education for these fields and as a result, the quality of these courses went down and the people were not able to get jobs. For this, Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has taken robust steps to bring out the best from the students who are talented in a particular field. This effort of the Chief Minister changed this scenario and people came to know that the course is chosen not by competition but by recognizing the talent inside. RSLDC courses by the government fulfill all the requirements and demands of the time and the current market. These include about 39 courses like Showroom-Customer Relationship Executive, Skills for Life Insurance Agent, Office Management Skills, Executive Sales & Value Added Services, Accounts & Tax Assistant, Stock Market Skills, Hair Styling Beauty Therapy, etc. Apart from this, the State Government has also provided courses like Spoken English and Communication for the youth by removing language and culture related barriers to make the skill scheme more comprehensive. It is surely the result of the wide and forward-thinking of our Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot on employment that the state is prepared to tackle the adverse situations and making the foundation to give the best results in the field of skill development.