Skills development has become a top priority for governments around the world. While foreign countries are slightly better situated yet India has to cover a long gap before its workforce can compete at the world level. The task of skills development is not easy to achieve and a public private partnership (PPP) is inevitable in this regard.
We at Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) believe that the true challenge before the Indian government would be to “identify and engage” those stakeholders who can really make a difference. For instance, we interacted with national and international cyber professionals and the most common point of dissatisfaction among them was that Indian government is totally indifferent towards their “suggestions and contributions”. In other words Indian government is least bothered about the cyber security and cyber forensics requirements of India.
We would not have shared these observations publically but for the compelling circumstances that India is presently facing. Cyber attacks are international in nature and so must be preparation against it. The cyber security trends in India 2015 by Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) have clearly shown that India must be cyber prepared to deal with the present day cyber attacks. There is no doubt that cyber security challenges in India would further increase in the coming years and we need skilled workforce to tackle the same.
Skills development is a top priority for Indian government. However, this is not an easy task and Indian government may use the public private partnership (PPP) model to achieve its skills development objectives. Online education, distance learning and e-learning would play a significant role in achieving the skills development goal of Indian government. In short, online skills development in India is need of the hour and the same must be recognised by Indian government as well.
We have launched the PTLB Virtual Campus to impart techno legal knowledge, skills development and training to school children, college professional, professionals like lawyers, judges, company secretary, chartered accountants, etc. There would be a separate category for these stakeholders and we would customise our knowledge, skills development and training modules accordingly. Please see Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) Online Skills Development and Training Platform for more details.