The focus of this report is human development and skills development in West Bengal, in the context of economic growth. The current status of skills development are presented, along with potential ways align the production of skills and economic growth needs. Characteristics of the technical and vocational education and training system that produces skills are analysed in terms of their synergy with what is in demand from employers in the organised and informal sectors, governance and quality assurance systems, emerging partnerships between the government and private providers of skills, and the availability of financial resources for skills development. Primary surveys, secondary data analysis, in-depth consultations with stakeholders, and declared policy priorities provide the data upon which this report is written. A strategic framework is presented including a road-map for reforming and reorienting technical and vocational education and training in West Bengal.
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