Media & Entertainment Skills Council, (MESC), one the pioneer council for skill training for M&E domain, is hosting an Industry-Academia round table discussion titled “Fostering Skilling ecosystem by exchange of Knowledge, service & resources” in association with FICCIon 23rd March at Dubai Expo 2020 in Dubai. Focused on bridging the skills gap increasingly faced by students and young professionals entering the media and entertainment sector, the hybrid event brought together academic and profession experts from across the world to discuss ways of working together to address this challenge. The live event, hosted in Dubai, will also livestream for audience who tuned in online from across the world via MESC website and social media platform.
The core area of the discussion during round table would be Strengthening Skilling Ecosystem between India & UAE, Building Capacity of Trainers & master trainer as per International Standards, Opportunity for student, trainers & professionals between India & UAE, Collaboration of Industry- Academia & Academia- Academia and Exchange of content & learning as well.
Vineet Raj Kapoor (Founder SXILL) expressed concern over trying the failed left brain training methodologies to right brain training. He shared that putting a duration on SKILL Training was an unsound approach, and pleaded everyone to take a fresh look at Skilling and freeing it from the clutches of a formal time based system. He suggested using a Level Achievement approach more often used in Gaming and Sports. He also shared the importance of Design Thinking. He shared how SXILL has already implemented a completely open and transparent education system in February 2020 and was willing to share the approach with progrssive educationists.
In this round table discussion eminent delegates Ayesha Ibrahim Zyeda Al Ali (Director Of Strategy & Institutional Effectiveness, Mohammad Bin Rashid School of Government), Ms. Prema Murlidhar (Woodlem Park School, Ajman), Dr. Persy Fernandez (Professor & Chairperson, School of Media & Communication, Manipal University-MAHE, Dubai), Mr. Jan Horn(Managing Director, SAE Institute, Dubai), Mr. Arpit Dugar (Head of Business, Next Education Middle East, Dubai), Prof. Manda Venkatramanaand MS, FRCSEd, FRCS (Glasg) (Vice Chancellor Academics & Dean College of Medicine, Professor & Consultant Surgeon, Thumbay Hospital, Gulf Medical University, Ajman) Mr. Mohit Soni, Chief Executive Officer, Media & Entertainment Skills Council, Ms. Monica Mittal (Head, Business Development, International Collaboration, NSDC Int. Ltd.) Mr. Ashish Kulkarni (Founder, Punnaryug Artvision Pvt. Ltd.) , Mr.Mukund Cairae (President, Media Networks Division, Toonz Media Group, India), Mr. Sarju Mathew (CEO, Cambelts IMHD TVN), Mr. Jitendra Arora (Dean, Atlas School of Film and Animation, Atlas Skilltech University, Mumbai), Mr. Vineet Raj Kapoor (SXILL- Chandigarh Design School), Ms. Susmita Mukherjee (Assistant Professor, School of Contemporary Media, Pearl Academy, Delhi), Mr. Binu Varghese (Sustainable Minds Media Services), Mr. Chaitanya Chinchilikar, (Vice President, Whistling Woods International), Ms. Pratibha Pulijala (MESC Advisor) will be there for giving insight about the industry and academia. Apart from these dignitaries, many Indian universities will be part of this round table.