The Organizing Committee of Life Skills and Livelihood Skills International Conference series announced that SKILLS 2017, the International Conference will be held in Hyderabad on 16th and 17th November, 2017 at MCR, HRD Institute of Telangana, Hyderabad.The Logo and Brochure for SKILLS 2017 was unveiled by Mr. Vinod G, Former Minister for Labour & Employment, Government of AP and Dr. Ravi K Reddy , Secretary, REEDS .The theme for SKILLS2017will be “Leveraging Digital India for Rural Empowerment‟, was chosen to provide impetus to the ongoing Digital India programme that has potential to transform rural economies.
SKILLS 2017 willbe inaugurated by Mr. KT Ramarao, Hon’ble Minister for Information Technology, Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD), Textiles and NRI affairs, Government of Telangana, government officials along with eminent personalities like Mr. Richard W. Oliver CEO of American Sentinel University.Adiverse group of stakeholders are likely to attend the conference. The Delegates will discuss, debate, deliberate and decide on the best means to identify the challenges and create the solutions necessary to ensure leveraging Digital India for Rural Empowerment. The two-day event seeks to address several dimensions of skill development related to Digital India. SKILLS2017 will serve as a platform for a dialogue for “Rural Empowerment” and will bring together policy makers, government officials, educators, business executives and training professionals from around the world to exchange ideas and promote the initiative.
Speaking about SKILLS 2017 Dr. Ravi K Reddy, Secretary, REEDS, said “The Objective of SKILLS2017 conference is to identify and debate the opportunities and challenges associated with leveraging ‘Digital India Programme’ for creating life and livelihood skills that could facilitate rural income. The conference aims to propose initiatives for central, state and local government policies and programs in promoting and getting acceptability for digitization and leverage it in order to achieve overall economic growth. The program further targets to engage NGO’s , social and business entrepreneurs, organizations to create suitable projects, commercial models, products, programs and services to accelerate Digital India for sustainable rural economies.”
He further added, “Each edition of The International conference SKILLS provides a platform for specialists and intellectuals to identify new dimensions for the existing government programs and prepare a blue print to help Government, NGO’s and local bodies to translate the programs to benefit the masses. The 4th series SKILLS 2017 is aimed at leveraging the Digital India program for rural empowerment with thematic sessions on Digital Agriculture, Digital Education, Digital Prescription for Rural Health and Digital Infrastructure. Digital India is, by far, the most potent opportunity for the transformation of India by empowering nearly one billion rural Indians with advanced skills and the latest digital tools, enabling them to “leapfrog” into the Digital Age.”