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Patowary places priority on 'Skilled Assam'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, Sept 9: Honing ones skill has to go in sync with the State Industries Department, feels State Industries Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary.

“Skill development cannot be done in isolation. It must go hand in hand with industry department in the journey of skilling the youths of the State,” said Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Saturday. He was addressing a daylong workshop, ‘Dakhya Axom: Unta Axom – an Initiative for Better Human Resource Planning to Achieve the Goal of Skill India’ organized by Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) at Assam Administrative Staff College, Khapara.

Referring to Chi’s example of global domince, the Minister said that if India can convert its population to a skilled workforce, the tion will be the skill hub of the world as per envision of the Prime Minister.

The Minister declared that henceforth all employment exchange offices in the state will be converted to district skill development centres and will also act as facilitation centres for career counseling. “Thereby, employment officers will now on interact with the students and understand their requirements apart from registering their mes in the employment exchange offices,” said the Minister.

Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia mentioned that each industrial sector must have its own skill development centre to improve the learning as well as production outcome and called upon the representatives of the industrial sectors to partner with ASDM to achieve the objectives.

Additiol Chief Secretaries of Industries and Commerce Department, Ravi Capoor and Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Department, KV Eapen highlighted the emerging areas that the state needs to focus on like, hospitality, wellness, food processing etc., where skilled manpower is required and create a pool of skilled workforce.

Commissioner, Industries and Commerce, Dr KK Dwivedi said that only skill can enhance the employability and productivity of an individual and that skill and industry departments will work in synergy to achieve the avowed goal.

Commissioner and Secretary of Skill Department, Ashutosh Agnihotri, while addressing the welcome address, said that India has a unique advantage of a young and energetic population and hoped that ASDM will make skilling more effective and productive.

Mission Director, AP Tiwari delivered the vote of thanks and ensured the industry delegates that the industry’s plans, wisdom and execution mode will be taken into consideration while achieving the goal of a skilled Assam.

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