President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to inaugurate the National Skill Exhibition, Driver Training Institutes (DTIs) and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras from Deogarh, Jharkhand

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) will soon be seen steering the progress roadmap for the country to enhance work force. President , Shri Pranab Mukherjee will be inaugurating a national skill exhibition, two new large scale Driver Training Institutes (DTIs) in Dhanbad and Godda and 31 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKK). He will also lay foundation stone for building two new DTIs at Deoghar and Ranchi. President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the initiatives on 2nd April at Deoghar. 

Skill India has been quite close to the President’s heart. In a recent initiative, he has ensured that 1500 skilled employees at the Rashtrapati Bhavan get certified for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) under PMKVY across 18 job roles. 

Union Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the President, in one of his speeches had mentioned that, we must go full throttle on education and skill development to change from ‘low skill, labour-intensive goods and services to providers of more skill-intensive goods and services. Shri Rudy said his Ministry is working towards that vision and he is sure that government’s offering will fulfil the aspirations of the youth and give them a direction to grow in their respective career. 

Driver training is an important sector for skill development, which not only leads to employment but also enhances road safety and economic progress of the nation. In the coming years, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in partnership with NSDC, local partners and the State government will strive it best, to provide effective driving training and up-gradation of skills of existing drivers, highlighting issues such as road etiquettes and imbibing its trainees with advanced driving skills. 

Jharkhand is rapidly gaining recognition for its auto and auto components industry. The sector employs around 70,000 people in the state and contributes roughly 7% to India’s GDP, with scope for exponential growth. Also, Jharkhand’s auto industry is linked to the mining and metals, coal for the raw material for the various sectors which create the demand for the skill driving centre. 

The launch of 31 multi-skill Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKK) is a historical move as it will cater to needs of youngsters from Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Rajasthan, J&K, Telangana, Karnataka, Chhatisgarh, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. These Kaushal Kendras will be a model centres for training and skilling youths to make them employable. The grand National Skill Exhibition in the State which will begin on April 2, 2017. Youth from the State can visit the Mahotsav and witness the exhibition showcasing some of the exemplary work that has been done in the skill development space. 

More than 20 sectors under MSDE, will be seen coming together and sharing possibilities of career progression in the Kaushal Shivirs and also will be setting up Kaushal Rozgaar on spot interactions and interviews to extend employment opportunities to the youth of Jharkhand. The Ministry will also set up camps to undertake the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL program), which is a component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) of the government, in certain trades recognising and certifying existing skill sets of the people. 



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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