Dhenkanal will become a futuristic centre of new-age communication: Dharmendra Pradhan

Skill India Centre at Dhenkanal will train aspirants and young women in new-age skills like graphics designing, hospitality, technology services and leather industry.

Skill India Centre at Dhenkanal was inaugurated by Dharmendra Pradhan. (Image: MSDE officials)Skill India Centre at Dhenkanal was inaugurated by Dharmendra Pradhan. (Image: MSDE officials)

Alivia Mukherjee | February 23, 2024 | 07:53 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Dharmendra Pradhan, union minister for education and skill development and entrepreneurship today said that Skill India Centre (SIC) at Dhenkanal will strengthen the skill development landscape of the region, enhancing access to 21st century skills. According to Pradhan, SIC will fulfil aspirations, empower citizens, particularly youth and make them future ready and is a step towards fulfilling #ModiGuarantee of making India a global skill capital.

Aligned with our prime minister, Narendra Modi's vision of Viksit Bhart by 2047, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), is launching several initiatives in the country, and the Skill India Centre is a step forward in this direction, allowing the state of Odisha to catalyse the potential of its young talent. It offers students specialised instruction in innovative ways and encourages them to study using cutting-edge technology and resources.

The centre, which utilises an industry-centric and outcome-driven approach, will provide students with valuable experience in developing trends and teach them how to use these skills in today's changing labour market.

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Pradhan said, “IIMC Dhenkanal has been given the status of Deemed University. Skill India Centre inaugurated today, if connected with IIMC Dhenkanal will make it a futuristic centre of modern communication in the coming days. Many students can take advantage of Skill India Centre and we can achieve the goal of a developed India only if the youth of the new generation empowers themselves through skilling, reskilling and upskilling. Under the Skill India Mission, the centre will train aspirants and young women in new-age skills like graphics designing, hospitality, technology services and leather industry.”

According to the press release, the centre will not only provide future skills courses to students at affordable prices but also preserves the rich cultural heritage of traditional crafts and promote them in contemporary contexts. Through these efforts, the facility will be built as a knowledge hub for Yuva Peedhi, exhibiting the initiative's practical effect in facilitating the learning of skills required for success in the relevant disciplines.

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