January 27, 2020: Skill Week 2020 ended with a grand closing ceremony amidst a special gathering held at Soaltee Crown Plaza on Sunday, in the presence of prominent entrepreneurs, government diplomats, and 100+ aspirant enthusiasts. The event was successfully organized by Glocal Pvt Ltd with the aim to collaborate with Industry, Educators and Government to engage and promote the extensive skilling opportunities and showcasing emerging skills; ranging from business, services, technology to art and culture.
The Skill week was organized with the aim to engage and promote the extensive skilling opportunities and showcasing emerging skills; ranging from business, services, technology to art and culture field; a program designed for youth with several training, interactions, workshops, competitions and exposure to skill development which held from January 20 to 26, 2020 at different locations in Kathmandu Valley.
Hundreds of Youth witnessed first ever Skill Fest in the town to celebrate skills in a common platform. Skill Fest was organized on January 25, 2020; Saturday from 11 am- 6pm. This event was one of its kind which fosters skills to be the most important component in the competitive world. This event was an open platform for youth, i.e. the entries were free, to participate and know about skills, its importance and scope in the market. This event helped youth to explore, get engaged and educate in the various skills.
The event had a lot of elements in it. Skill Fest comprised of series of Workshops, Competitions, Exhibitions, Food and Games, Music and Concerts along with Fun elements. It was basically exploring the world of Skills along with fun fiesta.
The event showcased four distinct skill areas i.e. Art and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Tourism and Hospitality and Science and Technology. Therefore, four veterans were honored with the award of Nabil Skill Hero by Glocal Pvt. Ltd.
For the first pillar i.e. Tourism and Hospitality, Ms. Ambika Shrestha, Chairperson at Dwarika’s Hotel was honored as Nabil Skill Hero as she has been an influential figure in terms of tourism, and making it possible for others to find work within this sector. Likewise, Ms. Mithila Sharma was honored, for her dedication in the field of Art and Culture, she has been recognized as a very versatile actress and a legend in Nepali movie industry. In the Entrepreneurship category, Mr. Nakim Uddin, Chairman of Team Quest, QFX was honored with the award for his pioneering contribution in the entertainment industry of Nepal and also for his inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs who pursue to establish ventures that are based on their passion. And for the Science and Technology, Mr. Bishwas Dhakal, Founder of F1 Soft International Pvt. Ltd. was honored for his efforts to provide a digital ecosystem that connects people in Nepal to financial services in simple, affordable and secure ways.
The jury for Nabil Skill Hero by Glocal Pvt. Ltd. were Ms. Elke Wisch, Nepal Representative of UNICEF; Mr. Nabindra Raj Joshi, Former Minister for Industry, Government of Nepal; Mr. Upendra Mahato, Chairman, Mahato Group.
Keeping up with the legacy of welcoming country’s most influential CEOs/entrepreneurs to inspire the enthusiastic entrepreneurial minds of the country, Glocal Pvt. Ltd. has successfully concluded the fifth edition of ‘CEO Unplugged 2020’ on the same day at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu. With the main theme of ‘Today Meets Tomorrow’, 8 reputed entrepreneurs, bureaucrats and diplomats of the country marked their presence as the speakers on this year’s CEO Unplugged. More than 100 aspirants participated in this highly anticipated event to network, learn, and share their notions with the prominent entrepreneurs of the country.
There were two panel discussions, and each discussion had different exposure to Skill Ecosystem in Nepal. The first panel discussion of CEO Unplugged was held on the topic- “Foresighting and Forecasting the Supply of Skilled Workforce”. The panel had Prof. Ujjwal K. Chowdhury, Pro Vice Chancellor of Adamas University, India as the moderator. Arun Chaudhary, Chairman, CG Holdings; Abhishek Singh, Country Sales Manager, CocaCola Nepal; and Dr. Loknath Bhusal, Undersecretary, MOLESS were the panel members. The discussion was mainly about the evolution in the labor market at the heart of major changes in employment outlook and about increase in the demand for skilled labor in the competitive market.
The second panel discussion was on the topic- “Reflection on the Demand of the Skilled Workforce.” The panelist were Dr. Kusmakar Bhatta, Director, CTEVT; Pawan Golyan, Chairman, Golyan Group; Surendra Saud, General Manager, Himalayan Java; and Anil Thaman, Chairman, Captain Outdoors. The panel discussion was moderated by Elke Wisch, Nepal Representative of UNICEF. The discussion was based on the ways in assessment of existing skill shortages and for forward-looking information on how the labor market and the demand for skills might change. Both the panel discussion was able to broaden different perspective on the Skill Ecosystem and its importance in the present time. The importance of skills is even more pronounced in a dynamic, globalized world as Skills are a critical asset for individuals, businesses and societies.
Over the past four years, we had speakers from around 80 different organizations. CEO Unplugged is a platform to learn from renowned CEOs as they share their core knowledge, wisdom, strategy and tactics in a company lifecycle which helps to gain new perspective and discover emerging trends required to accelerate and sustain growth in Skills. The enthusiasts also got the chance of sharing some great conversation, resources, networks, and innovative ideas with the renowned personalities.
The event was organized in association with Nabil Bank; Worldlink as Communication Partner; Strategic Partner: Embassy of India, UNICEF and ILO Nepal; Promoted By: Nepal Tourism Board; Soaltee Crowne Plaza as Official Hotel; Supported by Landmark Education, OFX and Honda.