New Delhi – Reacting to the union budget, Ashoka Fellows and founder of the not-for-profit organisation – Friends Union for Energising Lives (FUEL) – Ketan Deshpande said, “We at FUEL are doing exactly the same with our industry partners. Our Future Skills Conclave recently graduated with 1,000 such Fellows who were trained in AI, 3D printing , IOT and digital marketing”.
It is important for the future of skill development programmes that the budget is talking about these issues, he said.
On Friday (5 Jul), Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmla Sitharaman said while presenting the Union Budget 2019-20 (Apr-Mar) had said that the government will increase its focus on globally valued skill sets to prepare the youth in India for overseas jobs, .
The emphasis will be put on language training, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet-of-Things (IoT), 3D printing, virtual reality and robotics, Sitharaman had said.