Session: Upskilling The Gen Z & Alphas
With the changing times, it is has become very vital to keep upgrading ourselves and not let the curiosity die. As a child, we are curious to know everything around us, but as we grow up, we choose less. On one part it is necessary to go deep into someone thing, but that should not obstruct us from being that curious kid, which unfortunately it does. Let's talk about how we can be curious, what lays ahead and how can we foresee the coming skilling ecosystem.
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Bio: Saloni Parikh
Technocrat | Innovative Mind | Curious Heart | Aspiring Eyes | Volunteer | Public Policy and Management
Saloni Parikh is a 2019 engineering graduate from Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Gujarat Technological University in Electronics and Communication field. She has been an active National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteer from 2015. Under the same, she has been actively working for community development by contributing to a multitude of sectors like education, healthcare, cleanliness and sanitation, women, and youth empowerment through inclusive contribution focusing majorly in rural areas.
Before joining IIM Bangalore as a Mahatma Gandhi National Fellow (MGNF) in March 2020 as a student of Public Policy and Management, she was working as a Skill Development Trainer at the Industrial Training Institute located in Rajpur village of Patan district in Gujarat. Through this ground-level participation, she is aiming to understand the gap between the skills that industries need in the current scenario and the skills that the conventional education system provides. Through MGNF, Saloni envisions to understand the gaps better and help bridge the gap by being a part of the New India, where the youth is more employable.
For her sincere volunteering efforts since 2015 and the change she has been able to bring into the areas she has worked, she has been recently awarded the NSS Award by the honorable President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind as NSS Best Volunteer 2017-18 at Rashtrapati Bhavan with an appraisal from Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
During her college days, she has been a part of many social organizations, college clubs, and has participated in multidimensional activities that have taught her the values of effective communication, teamwork, and leadership. Imbibing this in her ethos, she envisions to contribute to the development of India in the coming years of her life.