Odisha Adds New Chapter in Its Skill Ecosystem as CM Inaugurates India’s First World Skill Centre in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to make Odisha a global capital of trained manpower, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the India’s World Skill Centre in Bhubaneswar on Friday.

“Today marks an important milestone as we add a new chapter in the skill ecosystem of Odisha”, Naveen said while inaugurating the centre at Mancheswar Industrial Area in the capital city.

Speaking on the occasion, Naveen said, “Skill Development has always been a priority for my Government. Our aim is to meet the aspirations of the youth as well as create a pool of increased opportunities for them. Lot of emphasis is being accorded by my government to short term, long term and advance skill training through industry collaborations and certifications”.

He further stated that his government is intensely investing in the future of youth by creating infrastructure and mechanism for making them future ready. This will help the youth to stay ahead of the competition in the professional world, he added.

“Within a short span, the results of this investment have added feathers to the Odisha’s Story. Gold Medal win at World Skill Competition and innovations demonstrated by our skill institutes during the pandemic have set the standards worth emulating. Our ITIs are amongst the best in the country. Sustained efforts made by OSDA and Skill Development & Technical Education Department to improve the skill ecosystem of the state are commendable”, the Chief Minister said.

World Skill Center will further support our endeavor by providing advance skill training to our youth and prepare them for competing at Global level. World Skill Center will take a lead in taking a giant leap of transformation from present to future for all Polytechnics and ITIs in Odisha. World Skill Center will also drive Skill Competitions and will be landing point for all industry collaborations in skill ecosystem, he said.

The World Skill Centre, an 18 storey building is aimed to make Odisha the global capital of trained manpower and is dedicated to different skills and trades.

This mega project has been set up under the Odisha Skill Development Project with the help of the Asian Development Bank. Meanwhile IT Education Services, Singapore has been the knowledge partner for the project.

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