Aimed at making India the skill capital of the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for India’s first Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Kanpur. Read on!
In the wake of making India the skill capital of the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of the country’s first Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Kanpur. Modi conceptualized the IIS during his visit to Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education.
Ahead of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the PM will also launch a number of programmes for promoting skill development among the youth of the country.
Let us look at the important facts about India’s first ever-Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Kanpur and other programmes that he plans to work on in Uttar Pradesh-
- The idea of opening a skill-based institute is conceptualized by PM Narendra Modi. This idea was conceived while the PM was in Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education. Inspired by its model of training, IIS will adopt its practices. The union ministry plans to set up at least six such institutes across the country.
- PM will also announce the National Apprentice Promotion Scheme in Uttar Pradesh. The union ministry relies on the state government who has a major role to play in the running of this scheme. Around 23000 private companies are engaging in apprenticeship across the country at present. The government aims at enrolling at least five lakh apprentices by the end of the financial year 2016-17.
- One of the most important schemes that will be launched in Uttar Pradesh is Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKKs). MSDE plans to set up at least one PMKK in each district of the country to create career opportunities for the youth. Considering unemployment the deepest root of all problems, PMKK will prove to be the light at the end of the tunnel. PMKKs will be state-of-art skill development centres with modern infrastructure to facilitate skills training in the country.
- PM Modi has also inaugurated the Kaushal Pradarshini (Skill Exhibition) for the youth of Uttar Pradesh. This exhibition displayed vocational training practices across the different sectors. It also witnessed strategic partnership with various industries that will train and employ over four lakh youth over the next three years.