Two skill development centres under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK), funded by the Union ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, were inaugurated in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar and Dhenkanal district.
Vocational training needs to be made aspirational to transform India into the skill capital of the world. In line with the same, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) intends to establish visible and aspirational model training centres in every district of the country.
These skill development centres or Kaushal Kendras will provide vocational training to unemployed youths (under matric to graduates) free of cost.
The centres will aim to train youngsters and make them ready for jobs of mobile phone hardware technicians, beauty therapists, data entry operators, self-employed tailors, light motor vehicle drivers, in-store promoters and sales associates.
The centres will also help students get employment in different sectors across the country. The Kaushal Kendra at Palasuni in Bhubaneswar will provide training to 3,000 youths of Khurda district every year. Another centre, inaugurated at Dhenkanal, will provide training to 2,000 youths every year on different vocational subjects.