National Skills Development Corporation ( NSDC ) to open 50 India International Skill Centres across the country : Jayant Krishna

Lucknow : The National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) will open 50 India International Skill Centres in the country by the end of the year. In the initial phase 15 centres were announced open by the President Pranab Mukherjee which will give training to domestic workers, healthcare workers, retail, security, capital goods, auto, construction tourism and hospitality. Of the 15 centres opened, six are in Uttar Pradesh, the largest beneficiary state.

The centres being set up by NSDC would be imparting training under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY) to youth seeking global mobility or migrating overseas for jobs. The Ministry of External Affairs shall provide support for Pre-Departure Orientation Training, which includes language and soft skills training modules to the selected youths. Of the 15 centres, six are in UP, followed by two in Kerala, and one each in Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradhesh/Telangana, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan.

COO, NSDC, Jayant Krishna said of the six centres in UP two will come up in Lucknow and Varanasi, and one each in Gorakhpur and Maharajganj. He said that the centre would help increase employ-ability of youth in India and also abroad.

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