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Govt to set up Multi Skill Development Centres in Assam Sets target to skill 1.5 lakh youths in 2017-18

Govt to set up Multi Skill Development Centres in Assam Sets target to skill 1.5 lakh youths in 2017-18

Govt to set up Multi Skill Development Centres in Assam Sets target to skill 1.5 lakh youths in 2017-18


Guwahati, February 8: In a bid to give skill development a boost and increase the employability of the youths, State Government to set up Multi Skill Development Centres at Majuli, Dibrugrah, Nalbari, Silchar, Biswanath, Diphu, Dhubri, Nagaon and Kokrajhar. A decision has been reached at to set up these Multi Skill Development Centres in line with Centre of Excellence at the first Governing Council meeting of Assam Skill Development Mission at the conference room of Chief Minister's Office in Dispur on Wednesday.

A decision has also been taken to integrate Employment Generation Mission with Assam Skill Development Mission and skilling 1.5 lakh youth in different vocations like hospitality, tourism, horticulture and floriculture, electronic and construction in the financial year 2017-18. To take the proposed venture of skilling the youths of the State to its logical end, Assam Skill Development Mission has signed a MoU with Institute of Technical Education, Singapore to set up Multi Skill Education Institute in Assam.

Moreover, with the instance of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) has proposed to enter into a MoU with Skill Development Schools of South Korea, Japan, Taiwan to replicate their youth skilling models in Assam. ASDM has also proposed to set a Skill City with different categories of Skill Development Schools. Besides to create employment avenues and to increase the employability of the youths of the State, ASDM would also open Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Bikas Kendra in all the districts.

Chaired by Chief Minister Sonowal, the Governing Council meeting also vowed to take steps to chennalise the youth power to speed up economic development of State in sync with available resources of the State. He also asked the ASDM to prepare the youths for expanding their employability outside the State as well as country.

Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, Irrigation Minister Ranjit Dutta, Minister of State for Panchayat and Rural Development Naba Kumar Doley, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Pallab Lochan Das, Chief Secretary Vinod Kumar Pipersenia, senior officers from NABARD, CII, SBI and other organisations were present at the meeting.