India has faced a phenomenal transition from a tenderfoot developing economy to one of the largest and fastest growing global economies during the last decade. India possesses huge pool of human assets within the working age (15-64 years) bracket, which if skilled properly, can be the pillar of economic growth. A skill gap study conducted by NSDC in 2014 indicates that there will be an additional net requirement of 119.2 million skilled manpower in 24 key sectors by 2022.
The Report on ‘Empowering the Ecosystem through Entrepreneurship – Focus West Bengal’ captures India’s Skill Ecosystem with a focus on Entrepreneurship Development to enhance economic growth. Unveiled at the Skill Conclave 2016 on 22 June 2016 in Kolkata, the report gives a detailed perspective of the current skill scenario, entrepreneurship and its challenges and the key enablers for the sector. The report also explores the status of Skill Development in the state of West Bengal and the recommendations that can give a further fillip to the sector.