The gap between the skills needed in industry and those honed on campuses will be in focus at a seminar in the city on Wednesday.
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, in association with Careergraph, has organised the session on “Enhancing employable skills and academic interface with industry”, where information will be provided on skill development and employability.
About 120 students from reputable colleges will attend the seminar and learn more about higher studies, courses abroad and industry’s demands. The interface aims to facilitate the creation of an industry-ready workforce.
The institutes and organisations that would be represented include Heritage Institute of Technology, Techno India, Bhawanipur Education Society College, St. Xavier’s College, Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Globsyn Technologies, ABC Foundation and the Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan Institute of Management Sciences.
Representatives of ITC Infotech, Tata Metaliks, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, JIS Foundation and Globsyn Technologies would participate in a panel discussion and offer guidance on skill development.
The state science and technology minister, Rabiranjan Chattopadhyay, will be the chief guest and US consul general Dean Thompson the guest of honour at the event.