GUWAHATI, Aug 18 - A workshop on skill development was organised by the Assam Skill Development Mission in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Sector Skill Councils (SSC) and training partners at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Panjabari here today.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Chandra Mohan Patowary said, �Skill is inbuilt in every human being. But we need to explore, utilise and hone it for betterment of the person and society at large. Human resource of our country is very rich and we need to make India the skill capital of the world as per the vision of our Prime Minister.�
Referring to the skilled workers of China, Patowary added, �We must make our human resources skilled so that the country becomes a production destination for the industries of the world. This will be in accordance with our �Make in India� initiative.�
The Minister requested NSDC to open an office in Guwahati so that the department, organisations and training partners can work in a coordinated manner to achieve skilled manpower in the State.
Patowary declared that there would be a skill development centre in every block, municipality and town committee with a target to skill 1.50 lakh youths of the State.
Additional Chief Secretary KV Eapen said, �The department will collaborate with ITE Education Services, Singapore to set up a skill centre in Assam.�
Commissioner and Secretary of Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department Ashutosh Agnihotri in his welcome address said, �The vast pool of young talent in India and their energy needs to be channelised through proper implementation of skill development initiatives.�
Mahendra Singh Payaal of NSDC assured of full cooperation and support to the State government in terms of accreditation, certification, training, employment and empowerment of the youths.
Three MoUs were signed by Mission Director of Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) AP Tiwari with the representatives of Plumbing, Logistic and Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Councils at today�s workshop.