Chandigarh : Union ministry for skill development and entrepreneurship has plans to establish skill development centres in all district headquarters of the country to create employable skilled workforce.
Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union minister for skill development and entrepreneurship, said, “We have decided that at every district head quarter there would be a state-of-the-art skill development centre. We are also partnering in the state with ITIs to develop multi-skill centres. We have made a very comprehensive plan.”
The Union minister was in Chandigarh on Monday to attend a review meeting of the skill development plans for Haryana. He said the government is establishing drivers’ training institutes with infrastructure and machines to provide training for the drivers of compactors, excavators, bulldozers and earth movers.
To a question about skill development activities in Haryana, Rudy replied, “Haryana government, on its own, has developed a lot of skill development centres and we have basically come to connect this with the central government’s components of the skilling mission such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, a short term skilling infrastructure, and the other is ITIs. We also have a lot to offer at the entrepreneurship centres.”
The Union minister said, “There is a national skill development mission and there are state skill development missions. Now there is a need to converge all the skilling activities. Convergence is the motto now.”
Rudy also said that one of the major achievements of his ministry was to ensure that ITI pass outs were treated at par with students passing matriculation from CBSE or ICSE so that they could pursue their studies further.
The Union minister also informed that 50 ITIs in Haryana have been recognized by the national council of vocational training (NCVT) and he also approved skill development courses in engineering and polytechnic colleges lying closed.
CM Khattar assured that the Haryana government would provide building and land to the Union ministry to establish modern skill centres at district levels for which a proposal would be sent within one week.
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