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PM Modi launches skill development centres to train the youth

PM Modi launches skill development centres

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 511 Pramod Mahajan Grameen Kaushalya Vikas Kendras in Maharashtra via video conferencing today. Established across 34 rural districts of Maharashtra, these Kendras will conduct skill development training programmes across various sectors to provide employment opportunities to rural youth. The skill development initiatives have benefited the poor, Dalits, and those belonging to the backward and adivasi sections of the society.

The Prime Minister underlined that today is a huge step for the skill development of millions of youth making this day a memorable one.

“India is preparing skilled professionals for the world, not just for itself,” Modi said adding that the Skill Centres will prepare the local youth for global jobs while providing training in construction, modern farming, media and entertainment, and electronics. The Prime Minister also emphasized the need to provide training in soft skills such as basic foreign language skills, using AI tools for language interpretation which will make them more attractive for the recruiters.

Under the Kaushal Vikas Scheme, more than 1 crore young people have been provided training under multiple traits.

Modi also underlined the need for manufacturing products with zero defects to strengthen the country’s manufacturing industry and achieve self reliance. This under the industry 4.0 programme, will requires new skills, he noted. He said that new skills are required in the service sector, knowledge economy and modern technology as well.

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