Skill India conducts workshop for Northeast

New Delhi: With a vision to empower the youth of North Eastern Region (NER) with industry-relevant skills to enhance their productivity and contribute to the economy, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) today conducted a first-of-its-kind regional workshop for Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY) 3.0 in Gangtok, Sikkim.

Key personnel of State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs) and District Skill Committees (DSCs) across all eight states – Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram Nagaland and Tripura participated in workshop. Aimed at learning from the best practices, understanding the challenges related to PMKVY 3.0, and building understanding about using technical platform – Skill India Portal (SIP), workshop witnessed participation of central / state officials.

Several dignitaries including Satish Chandra Rai, Advisor, Skill Development Department, Sikkim; Praveen Kumar, Secretary, MSDE; Atul Kumar Tiwari, Addl. Secretary, MSDE; Dr. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC; Sanjeev Kumar Jt. Director (Skill Development), MSDE; Ganga Devi Pradhan, Secretary, Skill Development Department, Sikkim among others attended the workshop.

Various Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) also attended the workshop through video conferencing.

During the day-long workshop, various schemes and programme, management structures and processes, enhanced infrastructure, and local challenges were discussed. A comprehensive discussion with all eight state teams took place where the state officials provided their valuable inputs. Also, there were deliberations around convergence of PMKVY 3.0 with other schemes such as National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), ITIs, and others as well. Under PMKVY 1.0 and PMKVY 2.0, more than 1.21 crore youth have been oriented successfully through improved standardized skilling ecosystem in the country.

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship was formed on November 9, 2014 by the Government of India to focus on enhancing employability of skills. The Ministry aims at bridging the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower to build new skills and innovation not only for existing jobs but also for jobs that are to be created.

The ministry says that till date, around 5.5 crore people have been trained under Skill India and under its flagship programme, PMKVY 1.0 and PMKVY 2.0 more than 1.21 crore youth have been trained. (PR)

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