A major initiative was launched in Odisha to meet the demand for skilled workforce with the announcement of setting up a National Skill Training Institute in Barang, Bhubaneswar. Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, laid the foundation for National Skill Training Institute (NSTI) to be set up at a cost of Rs. 160 crore, on a 5 acre land. This state-of-the-art institute will impart skill-based courses to the trainers and assessors along with training of candidates in new age courses catering to the needs of the industry, designed keeping in mind the youth of the institutes’ catchment areas.
Highlights of National Skill Training Institute (NSTI)
- Train candidates in relevant and latest skills in Industry 4.0
Will function under Directorate General of Training (DGT), will include
- Trainers Training (Long term/Short term)
- Refresher Training (Long term/Short term)
- Re-skilling/ Up skilling coursesCertificate courses and Common Facility Centre (CFS)
- The institute will also have hostel facilities, separate for boys and girls.
Applauding the efforts of the organizations, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “Government of India has introduced an array of national and state level projects like Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities, Clean India, Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Project and Sagarmala Port Project; for which we would needs skilled workforce. 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 in Bhubaneshwar, is yet another step to empower the youth of the State and make them job ready for industries functioning here. This would also help us address the issue of migration.”
“NSTI, Baranga will play a pivotal role in making of meritorious and skilled workforce to the world market. This will also help youths to live a life on their own terms and make them self-independent. Skill being considered as one of the most prerequisite in this 21st century in any sector, Govt of India put its efforts for construction of this modern state of art institute in Odisha. This institute will also impart training to the trainers who are teaching students of various ITIs and other skill based education. NSTIs are being envisioned as a one stop shop to supplement the training activities in the country. We aim to have one NSTI in each State very soon,” he further added.
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 Bhubneswar in their premises at Mancheswar Industrial Area, Bhubneswar.
New age courses to compliment the upcoming technologies to cater Industry 4.0, use of Internet of Things in Agriculture, Smart Cities and Health Care in addition to other courses in the area of Mechatronics & Mobile Repair, will be prime highlight of training in this facility. The objective is to revitalize the existing training infrastructure and develop new institutions in the unserved areas with focus that these institutions will continue to provide relevant and employable skills to our youth that remain the main driving force in our Skill Development efforts.
The Ministry has also roped in industrial market leaders like IBM, NASSCOM and SAP through understandings to develop courses on latest technologies, which will be imparted in this institute. IBM has extended support with courses at Advanced Diploma level in IT Networking & Cloud Computing, NASSCOM has associated to develop courses on Internet of Things and SAP will assist the institute to impart skills on Enterprise Resource Planning and Data Sciences.
Another MoU was signed between Directorate of General Training and SAP where SAP will train a pool of trainers at NSTI Bhubaneshwar on Business One enterprise software. After the master training, NSTI Bhubaneshwar trainers will run these programs autonomously for youth. This will provide exposure on Enterprise software to youth and help in enhancing their employability. SAP will also conduct a special training on Data Sciences for the participants/faculty at NSTI.
“On behalf of SAP India, I congratulate the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for the launch of The National Skills Training Institute at Bhubaneshwar,” said Deb Deep Sengupta, President and Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent. “We look forward to jointly create a new generation of highly skilled and future-ready workforce who are experts in new-age technologies and data sciences. This partnership will enhance SAP’s objective to boost technology-led employability in India through our ongoing initiatives such as Bharat ERP and Code Unnati,” he added.
About Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)
MSDE was formed on November 9, 2014 by the Government of India to focus on enhancing employability of skills. Since its inception, MSDE has undertaken significant initiatives and reforms in terms of formalizing the policy, framework and standards; launching of new programs and schemes; creating new infrastructure and upgrading the existing institutions; partnering with States; engaging with industries and building societal acceptance and aspirations for skills. The Ministry aims to bridge the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower to build new skills and innovation not only for existing jobs but also for jobs that are to be created. Till date, more than three crore people have been trained under Skill India. Under its flagship programme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2016-2020, the Ministry has trained more than 50 lakh candidates so far.