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State government observes ‘World Youth Skills Day’ for the first time in Karnataka

Karnataka signs an agreement with Tata technologies to upgrade 150 Government ITIs at a cost of Rs 4636.50 crore

MoU will help convert 150 ITI s into technology hubs

Karnataka Skill and Livelihood Taskforce has been formed to create 10 million job

Karnataka developed kaushalkar.com web portal for the benefit of migratory workers

The government also intends to release Rs 400 crore to 193000 self-help groups in the state as Community Investment Fund under the National Rural Livelihood Campaign.

Bengaluru, NFAPost: On the occasion of ‘World Youth Skills Day’, observed for the first time by the state government, as many as 8 MoUs were inked between the government and leading companies with a view to up-skill the youth workforce, on Thursday.

The MoUs were signed and exchanged between the government and companies in presence of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwatha Narayana, who is also the minister for skill development, entrepreneurship, and livelihood, in a function held at Banquet Hall in Vidhan Soudha.

The MoUs include starting courses related to the Automotive sector in selected ITIs in the districts of Bengaluru, Ramanagara, and Tumakuru in collaboration with Toyota Motors.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said by developing the skills of the youth in the state it is possible to build *Koushalya Karnataka*.

“The state has a population of 2.21 crores within the age group of 16-35 and many programmes have been initiated to improve the economic and social development of the state by skilling the youth to the global standards,” he said.

The CM said that Karnataka has signed an agreement with Tata technologies to upgrade 150 Government ITIs at a cost of Rs 4636.50 crore and the upgradation work of these ITIs is expected to be completed by September.

The Government of Karnataka has developed kaushalkar.com web portal for the benefit of migratory workers and has been organising virtual Job Melas through Skill Connect web portal to facilitate placements in industries by matching the skills in youth and industrial requirements.

International Migration Centre has been established to help youth find jobs in foreign countries based on the demand for human resources, the CM added.

C N Ashwatha Narayana said the MoU will help convert 150 ITI s into technology hubs. “Modern labs related to Industrial Automation, Robotics, Internet of Things, Additive Manufacturing will be set up at ITI and this will benefit nearby diploma and engineering students through short-term training in addition to the ITI students,” he said.

The government has planned to achieve 40 such MoUs with various companies and out of this 8 have been signed at present. The remaining also will be done shortly, said C N Ashwatha Narayana.

As part of the celebration, an approval letter from AICTE was received with regard to starting Diploma courses in newly Set up GTTCs (Government Tool Room & Training Centers) in Chitradurga, Challakere, Koppala, and Yadagiri from the current academic year 2021-22.

Other companies with which MoUs were entered include Wipro, GE, Narayana Hrudayalaya, ELCIA, ESDM Cluster, Adithya Birla Group, and Home Lane. An MoU with Auto Desk company to provide training in Master CAM Design Software at Karantaka Germany Technology Training Institute (KGTTI) is also a part of this.

Four new Government Tool Room and Training centres will be established in the current year in order to provide skilled human resources to small and medium industries.

The government also intends to release Rs 400 crore to 193000 self-help groups as Community Investment Fund under the National Rural Livelihood Campaign. So far, 17121 self-help groups has been released Rs 149.03 crore.

Last year, under the PM Swanidhi scheme, 1,10,000 street vendors received Rs 10,000 as Investment Fund. This year it is intended to provide Rs 20,000 additional investment fund.

Karnataka Skill and Livelihood Taskforce has been formed to create 10 million job opportunities in the next 5 years. The task force is expected to submit its report shortly, the CM said.

Under the able guidance of Prime minister Narendra Modi, Skill India Mission and Aathma Nirbhar Bharat schemes have made a significant contributions in developing the skills amongst the youth.

As part of the event, various organisations and trainers were felicitated for their contribution to the successful implementation of short-term programmes under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameena Koushalya Yojana (DDUGKY). Successful entrepreneurs who received Entrepreneurial Development Programme from CEDOK were also felicitated.

Manjushri, Director, Livelihood Mission, Dr.Harish Kumar, Commissioner, Dept. of Industrial Training and Employment, H.Raghavendra, MD, GTTC, Ashwin D.Gowda, MD, Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC), Dr.Veeranna S., Director, CEDOK, and others were present.

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