Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates Skill India Centre In Odisha’s Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday inaugurated a Skill India Centre in Odisha’s Dhenkanal and said it will strengthen the skill development landscape of the region, enhancing access to 21st century skills.

The Centre will fulfil aspirations, empower citizens, particularly youth, and make them future ready. Skill India Centre (SIC) in Dhenkanal is a step towards fulfilling ‘Modi Guarantee’ of making India a Global Skill Capital, he said.

Aligned with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Viksit Bhart by 2047, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is introducing several initiatives in the country and Skill India Centre is a progressive step in this direction, enabling Odisha to catalyse the potential of their young talent. It provides students with specialized training in new techniques and motivates them to learn via cutting-edge technologies and tools.

Focusing on industry centric and outcome driven approach, the centre will enable students to gain rich experience into emerging trends and learn how to apply these skills in today’s evolving job landscape. The centre will not only provide future skills courses to students at affordable prices but also preserves the rich cultural heritage of traditional crafts and promote them in contemporary contexts. Through these efforts, the centre will be established as a knowledge hub for Yuva Peedhi, demonstrating the tangible impact of the initiative in enabling the acquisition of the skills needed to succeed in the respective fields.

The centre is equipped with best-in-class infrastructure, cutting-edge technologies and modern facilities will play a pivotal role in moulding the future of youth and open avenues for placement in domestic and global markets.

As a part of the initiative, the Sector Skill Councils (SSC) will provide sector-specific expertise, identify skill gaps, design training programs and collaborate with industry partners to create a skilled workforce that meets the demand for talent across industries. To ensure seamless implementation of the training ecosystem, NSDC will designate a Centre Manager who will monitor the implementation of training programs, ensure adherence to quality standards, and overall functioning of the Centre.

On February 20, the Union Minister had inaugurated the Skill India Centre in Sambalpur that resonates with the aspirations and dreams of regional youth aims to amplify their career prospects.

In the beginning of the year, the Union Minister had launched the Kaushal Rath initiative, buses designed to provide skill training and certification to aspiring candidates across Odisha’s Sambalpur, Angul and Deogarh districts. It has already imparted training to 4000 candidates in a variety of course modules, thereby, fostering digital literacy, retail and entrepreneurial skills and inclusive growth of the region.


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