The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasizes integration between vocational and academic streams in all schools and higher education institutions in a phased manner. In this session, panelists will discuss the future of education and the need for blending vocational training into traditional forms of education. Further, it is believed that acceleration in education, skilling and capacity building are crucial to a thriving economy. In the current environment, there is a fundamental need for imparting / assessing skills as per the market requirements. The session will include a discussion on the challenges of skilling in schools, identification of steps to overcome constraints, and strengthen the enabling factors to make skilling programs in schools more impactful.