Employability Begins in Schools How Do We Raise a Future Generation of Lifelong

CSRBOX has been hosting the annual India CSR Summit for the past 7 years. The Summit has been the largest CSR and social impact event in the South Asia region with participation of 1800 organisations and 2400+ delegates every year.

At the 8th India CSR Summit 2021 (7th-9th Dec 2021), we hosted panel discussion on 'Employability Begins in Schools: How Do We Raise a Future Generation of Lifelong Learners', with following speakers:

  • Moderator: Dr. Anjlee Prakash, Chairperson, Learning Links Foundation
  • Mr. Kumar Anurag Pratap, Vice President and Head CSR/ Digital Inclusion Leader, Capgemini India
  • Ms. Joyeeta Das, Lead, Education and Skilling Initiatives, SkillsBuild, India/South Asia, IBM CSR
  • Ms. Matilda Lobo, Head CSR, IndusInd Bank
  • Ms. Smita Agarwal, Head-Education, Tata Steel Foundation
  • Dr. Amarendra Behera, Director, Central Institute of Education Technology (CIET), NCERT

    During this insightful discussion, the speakers shared their learnings, thoughts and experiences around the following points:

  • Which are the key skills required from someone who is joining the industry regardless of the area of work?
  • Is there a consensus that these skills need to be imparted right from the formative years in the school, rather than waiting for the person to acquire them later?
  • Is the current curriculum in schools capable of addressing these skills?
  • What has been your experience through CSR programs in addressing this skill gap?