Kanpur: In line with his vision of making India the Skill Capital of the World by empowering its youth to be more employable and self-sustainable, the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the first ever “Indian Institute of Skills” in the country at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The Institute has been conceptualized by Mr Narendra Modi during his visit to Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education.
Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore has decided to open an institute first ever of its kind in the country, the institute is inspired by the Singapore model of training and would adopt various best practices from the country. The Ministry has decided to have six such institutes in India.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Kaushal Pradarshini (Skill Exhibition) for the youth of Uttar Pradesh. The Exhibition would showcase state-of-the-art vocational training practices across different sectors, and would be open for public view at the Railway Grounds, Kanpur between 19th to 22nd December.
Mr Modi would also launch an array of skill development initiatives for the youth of the country, including Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKKs) and Drivers’ Training Institutes. The event would also witness strategic partnership with various industries that will train and employ approximate 4 Lakh youth over the next 3 years.
The event will also see the announcement of “National Apprentice Promotion Scheme” in the State where the State Government has a major role in its successful implementation. There are only 23000 private companies today that are engaging in apprenticeship across the country. It is MSDE’s endeavour to encourage State Government support and ensure engagement with more corporates on apprenticeship trainings. This is one direct way of bridging the gap between the potential employee and the employer and has models under Apprenticeship training has benefited economies of many countries. The financial year target for 2016-17 is to ensure enrolment of 5 lakh apprentices at least across the country. The Prime Minister would also felicitate Public Sector Units showcasing significant advancement in apprentice engagement.
The event is being organized in the presence of Governor of Uttar Pradesh Mr Ram Naik, Union Minister of State(I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of Panchayati Raj, Uttar Pradesh Mr Ram Govind Chaudhary and MPs Dr Murli Manohar Joshi and Mr Bhole Singh.
Talking about the launch plans, Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, “It is a matter of great pride for us to have these array of initiatives being launched by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, for the youth of Kanpur and other cities. We are certain that people of Uttar Pradesh are keen towards a brighter and advanced future with changing times and will benefit from these skill development programs.”
Mr Rudy said that the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has plans to open one Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) each, in each district of the country creating opportunities of growth for the youth locally and the launch of some 31 PMKKs will be announced by Mr Modi at the event on Monday. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras are iconic state-of-the-art skill development centres with modern infrastructure to facilitate skill trainings in the country.