Ministry of skill and development to use the talent of retired defence personnel for skill training

Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the central government is addressing the acute shortage of trainers who are needed to realize its plan of skilling one crore young people every year, on Friday.

“I admit that there is huge shortage of resource persons or trainers to provide skill development training to people,” told Rudy, the skill development and entrepreneurship minister.

He said, “To address the shortage, his ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Defence Ministry. The MoU envisions using the talents of 60,000 defence personnel retiring from their jobs annually and orienting them to become skill trainers. “We have to train the workforce of the country to become dividend of the world,” said the minister.

Against the target of training one crore people that 24 central ministers had set for themselves, his ministry would account for training 14 lakh people annually, Rudy said. Multi-skill development centres would come up in all districts of the country under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, he said. Rudy said vocational education would be introduced at high school level. He further added that the government was also planning to use the closed down colleges as skill development centres.

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