MP skill development mission to be set up
13 lakh youth to be trained in two years
CM reviews skill development department’s action plans
Bhopal, October 9, 2016 (Muslim Saleem): The tenth standard pass students of Industrial Training Institutes or Polytechnics will be equivalent to 12th class of Madhya Pradesh Board of Education on obtaining two years training or technical education from there. Similarly, 8th class pass trainees will be considered equivalent to ninth class on obtaining one year course from ITIs. This decision was taken at a review meeting of Department of Technical Education and Skill Development chaired by the Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his residence here today. Formalities to implement the decision would be taken soon. The meeting also decided to develop 70 selected polytechnics, ITIs and Engineering colleges into Centres of Excellence in next two years. Under this, training and technical education will be imparted as per the national and international standard. As many as 13 lakh youth would be given training in coming two years under the Chief Minister’s Skill Improvement Scheme. Vertical and horizontal mobility will be brought between school education and skill development. In order to encourage short term skill development courses, those doing them would be regarded as eligible for recruitment in various posts in the government for which all departments would amend their recruitment rules.
Addressing the meeting, Mr. Chouhan said that it is top priority of the state government to create skilled manpower. He directed the concerning authorities to expand skill development training programmes and speed them up at implementation level. He asked them to design training programmes according to demand of the industries and increasing number of youth. Expressing the need for constant monitoring of training quality in skill development centres, CM laid stress on effective functioning. Stressing the need for training of instructors in ITIs, Mr. Chouhan said that best practices in the sphere should be studied for making an effective strategy.
He said that experts from foreign countries would also be included in the State Skill Development Mission as members so that their expertise could benefit state’s youth. The Chief Minister directed the concerning authorities to draw out an effective action plan for spreading vocational education and skill development. It was informed that State Skill Development Mission would be set up to improve skill development scenario. This mission will be given suggestions on skill development upgradation regarding national standard and will look after monitoring, evaluation, certification of skills and training courses. The Chief Minister would be its chairman while Minister for Technical Education and Skill Development would be acting chairman. The Mission will serve as nodal agency for studying the employment possibilities.