UP Government Invites Business Leaders Of Over 200 Companies To Help Design Skill Development Curriculum.

Saurabh Kumar / Baidyanath Halder

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Greater Noida (02/08/2019) : Top business leaders from companies such as Samsung, LG Electronics, Yamaha Motors, Honda Motors, Dabur, Panasonic, Asian Paints today participated in ‘CXO Meet 2019’, organized by the Uttar Pradesh Government. Aim of the program was to seek industry inputs in improving courses at Skill Development Program being run in over 3100 ITIs in the state.

As the state is aiming to become 1 trillion dollar economy in short term, it intends to improve employability of its youth. The program was organized to get industry guidance in training the youth of the state. Having received inputs from business leaders, the state plans to introduce 62 new courses in its Skill Development Program currently being run in over 3100 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the state.

Speaking on the occasion, Skill Development Minister Chetan Chauhan said, “The state government is focusing on improving the skills of youth so that they can be easily employed by the industry and contribute in strengthening state’s economy. We will introduce 62 new courses in the ITIs, and these courses will be designed with the help of industry inputs.”

Besides taking advantage of advanced technology in training youth, the state government is also focusing on traditional skills such as weaving, woodwork, silk work etc so that our traditional skills to get recognition across the world and people involved in those professions get better returns on the products, the minister said.

The state government also plans to organize job fairs at local level, so that youth from small towns and villages get employment near their place of living and do not have to go to far away places in search of jobs.

Minister of State for Skill Development in the Uttar Pradesh Govt, Suresh Pasi said that during the recently held Ground Breaking Ceremony II in Lucknow, the industry promised to invest over Rs 65000 crore in the state, which will create over 3 lakh jobs for the youth. Programs such as these will help our youth get training in programs that will help tem get jobs.

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