Chandigarh, July 14 – With a view to train the youth as per their capabilities and make them employable, Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal launched Haryana Skill Development Mission here today, on the eve of first ever World Youth Skills Day when Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi would launch Skill India campaign.
A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between Haryana Skill Development Mission and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), an agency of the United Nations in the presence of Chief Minister for effective implementation of Haryana Skill Development Mission. While Haryana Mission Director signed it on behalf of Haryana, Mr Jaco Cilliers, Country Director , UNDP on behalf of the UNDP.
As a result of the collaboration of the UNDP, Multi Skill Development Centres will be established to offer short term National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) compliant skill courses keeping in view the skill gap analysis report pertaining to Haryana which has been got done by National Skill Development Corporation industry demand and to encourage women empowerment with a target to provide skill training and entrepreneurship to about 10,000 women in next two years.
The vision of the Haryana Skill Development Mission is to coordinate, converge and deliver quality skill training to the youth to make them self reliant and to enhance their employability and bridge the skill deficit with a view to meet burgeoning market demands locally and globally for skilled manpower.
While speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister stressed that every department of the State Government should come forward and initiate skill development programmes to train the youth.
The Chief Minister described Haryana Skill Development Mission as an important milestone to achieve the objective of providing skill training to the youth as per growing needs of the industry and make them employable. He said that industries as well as entrepreneurs should also work on skill development and facilitate the trainees. State’s Transport Department can start skill development programme in driving and mechanical stream. Likewise, Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and other departments could also start training programme.
He said that concept of education should be job oriented rather than certificate oriented. Keeping in view this, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi had decided to launch Skill India Mission, an initiative aimed at developing skill and promoting entrepreneurship among the youth.
He said that economic growth of any state or country is linked to employment. It is the responsibility of the government to provide jobs to the people, but there are certain limitations as in case of Haryana there are over three lakh employees in government sector and process is on to fill up about 50,000 vacant posts. These would soon be filled up, he added.
Those present on this occasion included Technical Education Minister Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, Chief Secretary Mr. D.S.Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal Principal Secretary Technical Education Dheera Khandelwal, Mission Director, Haryana Skill Development Mission, Mr. Subhash Chandra and other senior officers.