Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Skill India Centre at Dhenkanal

Bhubaneswar: Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship today said that Skill India Centre at Dhenkanal will strengthen the skill development landscape of the region, enhancing access to 21st century skills. 

It will fulfil aspirations, empower citizens, particularly youth and make them future ready.  

Today’s inauguration of SIC in Dhenkanal is inspired with reputed institutions like IIMC, focusing on providing high-quality education to unleash the potential of the youth. Initiatives like these will prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of today’s agile and competitive job market. The launch of SIC will establish Dhenkanal as a future skills hub that will instil confidence in local youth preparing to enter the job market for building lucrative career prospects. Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC and MD, NSDC International also addressed the event.

Speaking on the launch, Dharmendra Pradhan further 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.”

Aligned with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Viksit Bhart by 2047, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is introducing several initiatives in the country and Skill India Centre is a progressive step in this direction, enabling the state of Odisha to catalyse the potential of their young talent. It provides students with specialized training in new techniques and motivates them to learn via cutting-edge technologies and tools.

 Focusing on industry centric and outcome driven approach, the centre will enable students to gain rich experience into emerging trends and learn how to apply these skills in today’s evolving job landscape. 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 centre will be established as a knowledge hub for Yuva Peedhi, demonstrating the tangible impact of the initiative in enabling the acquisition of the skills needed to succeed in the respective fields.

 The centre is equipped with best-in-class infrastructure, cutting-edge technologies and modern facilities will play a pivotal role in moulding the future of youth and open avenues for placement in domestic and global markets.