Project to be implemented with support from Germany
The Union government aims to impart vocational training to over 50 crore young people across the country by 2022, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia said in Gulbarga on Monday.
This project, to be implemented with technical support from Germany, will prepare a pool of highly skilled employees and entrepreneurs, Mr. Ahluwalia said after inaugurating the Multi-Skill Development Centre (MSDC) here. He said that helping young people acquire and develop skills will remain a priority in the 12th Five-Year Plan period and beyond.
At the Gulbarga MSDC, young people will be imparted training in various trades so that they become more employable. Vocational training will not only help the young hone their skills but also increase their chances of getting jobs. Mr. Ahluwalia said that he hoped that a large number of trained youngsters would start their own enterprises.
Union Labour and Employment Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Union government was focussing on creating a workforce by establishing Industrial Training Institutes. Of the 9,465 ITI s in the country, 4,000 were established during the last five years. There are almost 13.4 lakh trainees in these institutes. Apart from this, 741 vocational training institutes in several States have trained 2.6 lakh people in the last five years.
The MSDC in Gulbarga will turn out to be a centre of excellence providing training of world standard. Every year, 1,800 students will be trained in short-term and long-term courses in this centre, Mr. Kharge said.
Mr. Kharge urged Mr. Ahluwalia to approve projects that could help develop Hyderabad Karnataka region. The projects that are before the Planning Commission include laying a new railway line between Gadag and Wadi.
Labour and Silk Minister B.N. Bache Gowda said that the State government would start 52 new ITIs this year. We will convert all district employment exchanges into human resource centres, he added. Employment-related information will be given to 4.5 lakh young people this year.
MPs Oscar Fernandes and Basavaraj Patil Sedam, Mayor Somashekar Melinmani, MLAs Qamar-ul-Islam, Aruna Patil, Sharanaprakash Patil and A.B. Malakareddy, MLCs Allamprabhu Patil and Shashil Namoshi, and Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment Mrutyunjay Sarangi, Labour Commissioner N. Sriraman and Deputy Commissioner Vishal R. were among those present.
Each year, 1,800 students likely to take up courses at the Multi-Skill Development Centre Kharge asks Montek to approve projects that could help develop Hyderabad Karnataka region
Each year, 1,800 students likely to take up courses at the Multi-Skill Development Centre
Kharge asks Montek to approve projects that could help develop Hyderabad Karnataka region