Bhubaneswar: 14/2/23:The State Skill Development & Technical Education Department aims to make “Skilled-in-Odisha” a global household Brand as the department presented its vision at the senior officers’ conference on Tuesday.
The over-arching vision of the Department is to nurture and strengthen the human resource potential of the State through provision of qualitative, affordable and accessible technical & vocational education and skill development training for all sections of society which will go a long way in reaping the demographic dividends of the State bringing transformative human development through skilling of youth and making “Skilled-in-Odisha” a global household Brand.
Major Projects of the Department
|Sl. No.||Name of the Project||Funding /Project Cost|
|1.||Transformation of Odisha University of Technology & Research (OUTR), Bhubaneswar in to University of Excellence||To be completed in 5 years i.e. 2023-28
It is a Rs. 1500 Crore project.
|2.||Revamping VSSUT, Burla through Institute Development Plan||To be completed in 5 years i.e. 2023-28
It is a Rs. 2000 Crore project.
|3.||Second campus of World Skill Centre at Pandra, Bhubaneswar for high-end skill training in Precision Engineering||Project Cost- Rs.109.38 Crores
Funding- Odisha Skill Development Project
|4.||New campus of Biju Patnaik Film & Television Institute of Odisha and IMIT, Cuttack||Compensation from Collector, Cuttack and from State Budget|
Major Schemes of the Department :
|Name of the Scheme||Purpose/ Target beneficiaries|
|SUDAKHYA||To encourage and incentivise girl students of the State to pursue ITI Training in different Trades|
|Placement Linked Training Programme||To carry out mobilization, counselling, training and placement of unemployed youth through skill upgradation to enhance their employability.|
|Nano Unicorn||Short-term loan to emerging young entrepreneurs to set up their own enterprise|
|Model Career Centre (MCC)||To provide counselling services to the job seekers and making them aware of the opportunities based on their skills, area of interest and requirement.|
|Odisha Skill Development Project||To provide short-term skill training to the unemployed youths of the state.|
Broad future Goals :
- Establishment of more Technical Universities for capacity building in technical education.
- Establishment of more ITIs and Polytechnics in unserved areas of the State
- Facilities at World Skill Centre will be further expanded to impart high-end skill training in across the spectrum of disciplines.
The session on Skill Development in Odisha carried the theme” Skilling for the World”. The brand Skilled in Odisha has been created with the intention of drawing national and international attention to the skilling ecosystem in Odisha. The efforts of the government in tying up with international partners like ITEES and ADB for setting up the World Skill Center, opening up avenues for international placements for the trainees, bringing laurels for the country from the World Skills competition and benchmarking various initiatives against international best practices demonstrate the intent in this direction.