Odisha Government to train 2 lakh youths under skill development

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Odisha government decided to set-up eight Advance Skill Development Training Institutes (ASTIs) in different places of the state.

This was discussed in the First General Body meeting of Odisha Skill Development Society (OSDS) held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary A P Padhi.

In the meeting it was decided to set up 8 STIs in different parts of the State out of which 6 would on be Demonstration mode with major investment from Govt and 2 would be on PPP mode. The places like Angul, Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Jeypore, Bolangir, Jharsuguda and Rourkela were proposed for establishment of the ASTIs.

These institutes would impart skill training in 142 courses of 12 priority sectors of the Govt. The scheme targets to train 2 lakh youths, impart advanced & finishing skills to 50,000 ITI pass outs and support skill training to 5000 people for self employment. Besides, customized skill upgradation training and certification would be provided to 25,000 skill workforce in their respective trades under Recognition of Prior Learning ( RPL) previsions.

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“The targeted group of the scheme includes unemployed IT pass outs, unemployed engineers, general graduates and polytechnic graduates. The project has been designed for 5 years. The estimated cost of the project is around Rs.1051 cr out of which State Govt would provide 1/3rd and the rest would be availed from Asian Development Bank as loan, Sri Gputa further added.

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