Inauguration of First Skill India Centre in Odisha

Inauguration of First Skill India Centre in Odisha


The Union Minister recently, unveiled the inaugural Skill India Centre (SIC) in Odisha, marking a significant milestone in the nation’s skill development initiative.


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Main highlights:

  • The centre boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure, advanced technologies, and modern amenities aimed at spurring the demand for formal skills. It will serve as a pivotal hub for empowering youth to acquire essential skills vital for success in their respective fields.
  • Playing a crucial role in curriculum development, the SIC will collaborate with industry experts to tailor programs that align with evolving industry requirements. This strategic approach aims to promote standardization and generate employment opportunities by nurturing skilled talent across various sectors.
  • To ensure the seamless execution of training programs, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will appoint a Centre Manager. This individual will oversee program implementation, uphold quality standards, and manage the overall operations of the centre.
  • Focused on enhancing the capabilities of youth, the initiative targets trades in high demand such as Media & Entertainment, Leather, Tourism & Hospitality, and IT-ITeS. This initiative is poised to open new pathways for education, skill acquisition, and employment opportunities, empowering individuals to thrive in today’s dynamic job market.