Inauguration of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) in Kalahandi, Odisha

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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) is the flagship initiative from the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) towards making skilling aspirational. PMKKs offer skill-based courses as per the industry demand in most modern facilities, equipped with latest technologies. The recent PMKK at Kalahandi was inaugurated by Honorable Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan along with spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. This centre will deliver skills development courses in five job roles like organic grower, plumber, sewing machine operator, home health aide and electrician domestic solutions and aims to train 1000 candidates annually

An MoU was signed between National Skill Development Corporation and Sri Sri Rural Development Program Trust. Under the partnership, skill centres will be set up in 16 jails across 7 states (Assam, J&K, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Haryana and Manipur) for skill training of inmates. The training is under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana scheme.

PMKK KalahandiAn MoU was also exchanged between Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council and Sri Sri Rural Development Program Trust for executing Recognition of Prior Learning Certification on Yoga for 20,000 Art of Living volunteers and Yuvacharyas

Odisha Kaushal Gram term sheet was also exchanged under which Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in 6 job roles for 20,000 people will be carried out in Odisha. This project under RPL will certify 20,000 unrecognized skilled workers from villages and create model skill villages called Kaushal Grams in Odisha

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, speaking at the event said: “As the demand for skilled labour is growing, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is making continuous efforts to skill and upskill our workforce. We are working with a vision to take full advantage of our demographic dividend and establish India as the ‘Skill Capital of the World

The objective behind Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras is to empower the youth by providing market relevant skill training and develop entrepreneurship. Efforts are being made to set up Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras in all the districts of India. I am thankful to Gurudev Sri Sri ji for collaborating with Skill India.

PMKK Kalahandi inaugurationWe have initiated the establishment of a Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra in every district of the country, ensuring last mile delivery of skill development. More than 490 centres have already been established and work is going on to establish the rest.

I’m confident that the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra inaugurated today will meet the aspirations of youths of Kalahandi, by providing quality skill training & equipping them with latest technology to lead a dignified life”

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speaking at the occasion said: “Every one needs to come together and align our energies to pursue the higher agenda of development. Service to the country is service to God.

There is abundance of greenery and mineral resources in the region and yet so many people are below the poverty line. He urged the youth to benefit from the upcoming skill centre and showcase their skills.

He stated that Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is laudable initiative by Central Government to ensure skill development of our youth

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