Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday laid the foundation stone of India’s first National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) at Barang near Odisha capital Bhubaneswar.
Pradhan said the Centre’s endeavour is yet another step to empower the youth of the State and make them job ready for industries. This will also help in addressing the issue of migration.
The Centre has introduced an array of national and State level projects like Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities, Clean India, Urja Ganga gas pipeline project and Sagarmala port project which needs skilled workforce.
“NSTI, Barang will play a pivotal role in churning out meritorious and skilled workforce. This will also help youth to be self reliant and live a life with dignity,” Pradhan said.
This modern state-of-the-art institute will also impart training to trainers who are teaching in various ITIs and other skill-based education institutes. “NSTIs are being envisioned as a one stop shop to supplement training activities in the country. We aim to have one NSTI in each State very soon,” he added.
To ensure that the courses begin at the earliest, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) for starting a temporary campus of NSTI on its premises at Mancheswar.
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