Bhubaneswar:16/7/18; Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday laid the foundation stone for National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) at Barang.
The institute will be set up at a cost of Rs 160 crore, on a five-acre land and the entire expenditure would be incurred by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
The institute shall be equipped with the state-of-the-art facility to impart skill development courses to the trainers and assessors along with training of candidates in new age courses catering to the needs of the industry.
The NSTI will function under Directorate General of Training (DGT), which will include training activities like Trainers Training, Refresher Training, Re-skilling/ Up skilling courses and Certificate courses and Common Facility Centre (CFS). The institute will also have hostel facilities, separate for boys and girls.
Applauding the efforts of the organisations, Pradhan said, “Government of India has introduced an array of national and state level projects for which we would needs skilled workforce.”
He further said, “Skill India is a demand-driven program which trains people in job roles which are market relevant and of current industry needs and standards. Setting up of this NSTI at Barang, is yet another step to empower the youth of the State and make them job ready for industries functioning here.”
To ensure that the courses begin at the earliest, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) for starting a temporary campus of National Skill Training Institute in their premises at Mancheswar Industrial Area in Bhubaneswar.