Smart City Skill Mela on Nov 25


Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) through its Socially Smart Project is going to organize a ‘Skill Mela’ at Saheed Nagar BMC Kalyan Mandap on November 25.

The aim is to bring in both the employability seeking youth and the institutes imparting skill education to a single platform.

Till date, 12 leading skilling institutes across the city have given their consent to be present at the Skill Mela and more may likely to join.

The institutes who have given their nod to participate at the unique fair are Skill Development Institute, Kampa Bhai Vocational Training Institute, Upasana Educational Trust, Government ITI Bhubaneswar, Urban Micro Business Centre, ICICI Academy of Skills, Central Tool-room Training Centre, CV Raman Institute of Technology, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, Tech Mahindra Foundation, EduBridge Learning Private Limited and Trident Academy of Technology.

The Skill Mela aims to bring 200 youths from various slums and non-slum areas of Bhubaneswar. Youth with a qualification of Class VIII and above can participate in the programme.

“There will be options to register for a particular skilling course from the participating institutes by a student now so that s/he can come and take admission after some time finishing the current studies or courses s/he is enrolled,” explained an official of BSCL.

The most important part of this skill fair is to include youth and students from the transgender community and persons with disabilities (PWDs) as many institutes like Kampa Bhai Vocational Training Institute, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre are especially working for the PWDs. However, most of the skilling institutions are also offering courses for all including the PWDs.