GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched Skill Development Training Centres across the state in a programme organised by Department of Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Government of Assam at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra here on Thursday.
Sonowal said, “Knowledge and skill are two key elements for an empowered life. Socio-economic progress cannot gather speed without them. Our youth must give a new dimension to the pace of state’s development by acquiring knowledge and enhancing their skills”.
Underling the inherent advantage of Assam as a state brimming with youth power, the chief minister said that economic foundation of the state would be bolstered by skilled manpower. He also spoke about the Prime Minister’s vision for skilling the youth of the nation through ‘Skill India’ programme and added that setting up of Skill Development Training Centres by the state government is an effort to carry forward the PM’s vision.
The Chief Minister further informed that the state government has already signed MoU with the Government of Singapore under which a Skill Development Centre having international standard would be set up at Mangaldoi. Ten thousand youth of the state would undergo training in that centre, he mentioned. Sonowal also said that Assam Government would also set up foreign language learning centres in the state in a bid to open new job opportunities for the youth abroad.
Minister of Industry & Commerce and Skill Development, Chandra Mohan Patowary in his speech informed that the state government would train 1.5 lakh youth on various trades within March 31.