The second CII Education East Summit, with the theme “Reimagining Future Through Education,” organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is going to be held on the 3rd and 4th of February 2023 in The Park, Kolkata.
This CII Education East Summit will examine the fundamental question of whether the current educational systems, people, schedules, and technological advancements support or hinder their vision of the NEP. These discussions will strike to the core of education itself, encouraging in-depth and essential reflection on the purpose and core values of education on the part of stakeholders at all levels.
Due to the widespread closure of educational institutions due to the pandemic, the shift to digital learning models has been accelerated. As we face challenges spurred on by globalisation and a faster rate of technological advancement, we are also given new opportunities for human development. Educational institutions must train students in technology, educate them in entrepreneurship skills, and provide them with the competencies that will enable them to develop and fulfil the industry’s increasing demands.
This year, at CII Education East Summit, the Committee’s larger agenda for school education will include addressing learning losses, ensuring children’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being, vocationalising the curriculum, developing teachers’ technology-use skills, and improving digital infrastructure in schools, especially in rural areas. This will allow for greater assimilation of online and offline teaching and increase the participation of rural children.
CII is working to provide platforms for more industry-academia collaborations in higher education. As part of this, key issues such as faculty-industry engagements, industry-based assessments, and fostering entrepreneurship for better employability have been explored.
During the crisis, while schools and system leaders developed and implemented rapid-response schemes at a pace and scale to assist students learn remotely, important and essential global conversations were held about the challenges and deficits inside systems themselves:
- The pervasive and structural injustices that pervade our schools and systems
- The need to humanize our education approaches and realize that learning is a deeply connected, collaborative, life-long pursuit
- The need to prioritize key competencies such as social and emotional learning and well-being in the quest to create resilient and future-thriving learning environments as aligned in the NEP-2020
Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Education Committee is dedicated to promoting excellence in Schools and higher education to ensure high-quality education and industry-ready human resources.