The setting up of a Model Training Center (MTC) at Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, marks a new beginning for skill development initiatives in the state. The MTC was launched by Centum Learning, in partnership with Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on 16th September 2017 as a state of the art Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK). Smt. Savitri Thakur, Hon. Member of Parliament, Dhar constituency inaugurated the centre. Many other dignitaries from Madhya Pradesh State Departments were also present at the event.
Highlights of the the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) at Silver Hills Colony, Dhar:
The center will enrol over 800 candidates in a year to offer several employability linked courses for roles like Assistant Electrician, Retail Trainee Associate, Distributer Sales Representative, Customer Care Executive – (Telecom Call Centre), Sewing Machine Operator and General Duty Assistant. These high demand courses have been approved by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
The centre comprises of two class rooms and six additional class rooms cum state-of-the-art labs. Besides, Centum is laying special emphasis on enhancing the personality and soft skills of candidates to enhance their employability quotient and entrepreneurship skills. Additionally, a recreation zone has been set up and adequate space has been allotted for library. A counselling cum placement cell has also been made part of the Kaushal Kendra to instill confidence amongst students.
Manpower supply has regional variations along social and gender dimensions in Madhya Pradesh. Places like Dhar are high human resource growth districts and are being given special focus, considering the aspiration towards seasonal work-related migration and in order to create sustainable local livelihood/employment opportunities. Considerations of industry towards employing female in manufacturing enterprises specifically in medium-small scale category are also being addressed.