Experts emphasize skill upgrade for youths in ‘Yi – Jaipur Chapter’ brainstorming session held at PIET
The event was organized in association with India's Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
JAIPUR: In a brainstorming session under the theme ‘Building an Ecosystem for Business and Work towards Industry 4.0,’ organized by the Young Indians (Yi) Jaipur Chapter, industry leaders stressed the importance of retraining and updating skills for youth to prepare for the digital revolution.
The event took place at Poornima Institute of Engineering and Technology (PIET) Campus, Jaipur, in association with India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Several industry professionals shared their insights on the topic. Rahul Kalani, Chair of Yuva, Yi, Jaipur Chapter, stated that the conclusions of the gathering will be forwarded to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for consideration in future policy-making.
Abhishek Mishra, Director, Trimurty Builders was the keynote speaker of the session. Ashish Ranjan, Chief Digital Officer, National Engineering Industries Limited and Tilak Raj Porwal, Plant Quality Head, Bosch Limited were other main speakers at the event.
Abhishek Mishra said that the industry should support the students in terms of innovative solutions. Today’s students have innovative career options in areas like Data Science, AI, Robotics, IoT and Cyber Security.
Ashish Ranjan, through a PowerPoint presentation on ‘The Future of Work,’ explained that all businesses have become digital and cannot progress without technology. He emphasized the critical role both tech and personal skills play in this digital age.
Tilak Raj Porwal outlined how smart, autonomous systems serve as the key elements in Industry 4.0, which also encompasses digitalisation, robotics, and data usage. He highlighted that jobs in Industry 4.0 remain secure, provided individuals stay abreast of the industry’s changes.
Two distinct sessions were conducted for Young Indians’ achievers and representatives from business networking institutions. The first session, ‘Future of Jobs in IT and Non-IT Sector,’ featured discussions led by Ashish Ranjan, Chief Digital Officer, National Engineering Industries Limited; Arun Kumar, Co-Founder and COO, Sincgrid; and Mohit Jajoo, Executive Director, Shubhashish Homes, with Gaurav Bansal, Director, Bansal Group of Schools, as the coordinator.
During this, the speakers stressed the importance of upskilling human resources, warning that institutions would replace individuals who failed to adapt over time. They asserted that the youth needed to undergo digital detoxification and learn advanced technology like AI, the future’s key component.
The second session, titled ‘Research and Innovation as a Way of Life,’ featured speakers Prof. Dhananjay V. Gadre, Associate Professor, Netaji Subhash University of Technology; Vedant Loyalka, Chairman, Curar Health; and Jalesh Arya, Co-Founder and Director, Green Tangent. The session, moderated by Sankalp Gupta, Director, Dr. B. Lal Clinical Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., delved into innovation’s role in the survival of private industry. This discussion underlined that innovation doesn’t solely imply new products but also efficiency.
Prof. Gadre advised Indian researchers to first comprehend their countrymen’s fundamental problems and seek solutions for them. Arya highlighted the significant role private institutions play in research and development. Sankalp Temani from CII, Rahul Singhi, Director, Poornima Group, and Dr. Dinesh Goyal, Principal, Poornima Institute of Engineering & Technology (PIET), were also in attendance.
The session concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Ayushi Agarwal, Co-Chair, Yuva, Yi Jaipur Chapter.