Tata Group has decided to setup skill development centres in collaboration with Punjab government to provide training to the youth of the state as per industry standards.
“Punjab government and the Tata group has decided to set up a network of skill development centres in joint venture to impart training to the youth as per industry standards,” said a state government spokesperson, adding that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash singh Badal took the decision after a meeting with senior Vice President and Business Excellence HN Srinivas last evening.
Badal asked the state technical education to work out modalities to initially open such centre in Punjab on pilot basis which could be later replicated in other parts of the state.
Badal shared his vision for the up-gradation of skill development amongst the youth to enable them to be gainfully employed besides ensuring them huge job opportunities to compete with their counterparts globally.
Badal hoped that after the successful implementation this model to be jointly launched by the state government and Tata group, will result in training nearly 4000-5000 youth annually in different trades after which either they could be successfully self-employed or absorbed in local industry. Mr. Badal underscored the need of up gradation of skills for youth to achieve the ultimate objective of human resource development as the traditional agriculture in state, has already reached at saturation and shift from it to industry was the need of the hour, which could only be possible through skill development.