Odisha Govt Signs MoU With ITEES Of Singapore For 2nd Campus Of World Skill Centre

Bhubaneswar: In another boost to its ‘Skilled In Odisha’ vision, the Odisha government has signed an MoU for setting up the second campus of World Skill Centre (WSC) in Bhubaneswar.

Usha Padhee, principal secretary, Skill Development and Technical Education Department and Bruce Poh, CEO ITE Education Services, Singapore signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday. Development Commissioner Anu Garg and Chairperson, Odisha Skill Development Authority and CEO, World Skill Centre Alka Misra were present.

The second campus of WSC, which will be operational soon, will offer advanced skill programs in 9 contemporary fields looking at the global demand. The courses include ‘Hospitality – Food and Beverage Operations’, ‘Hospitality – Hotel Operations’, ‘Digital Animation’, ‘Healthcare Assistant Training’, ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Management’, ‘Aerospace Technology’, ‘Aerospace Avionics’, ‘Marine Engineering’ and ‘Nursing’.

Speaking on the occasion, Anu Garg said, “After Maharashtra, Odisha is known as a fast growing industrial hub of the country. Apart from a dynamic policy and industry-friendly environment, skilled workforce has been the primary factor behind this success story. The ‘Skilled In Odisha’ initiative of the state government has created a global identity for Odisha youth.”

Bruce Poh and other team members toured various laboratories at World Skill Center and interacted with the faculty members.

Sanjay Singh, principal secretary, Department of Information & Public Relations and Rural Development; Aravind Agrawal, Secretary, Department of Higher Education; Aswathy S, Secretary, Department School and Mass Education; Reghu G, Director, Technical Education and Training; Pinaki Patnaik, Additional Secretary & COO, World Skill Centre; Sangaran Gopal, Principal and Subhanga Kishore Das, Deputy Principal, World Skill Center were present.

The World Skill Centre, a unique skill development facility of the country, was set up at Bhubaneswar by the state government in 2021. It offers advanced curriculum with a dynamic pedagogy designed and is managed in collaboration with ITEES, a global skill leader.

Operating in a hub and spoke model encompassing the government skill centres across Odisha, it presently offers 7 advance courses under its ‘School of Engineering’ and ‘School of Services’.

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