Draft policy on skill development being readied

  • Give training to youth to get foreign jobs: Nayini

Hyderabad: Telangana Home Minister Nayini Narsimha Reddy has stressed the need for offering skill development training to youth in the state to get foreign jobs. 

Participating in a crucial meeting to prepare a draft policy on skill development and skill mission conducted by State Planning Department on Saturday, the minister asked the officials to identify the sectors that need manpower and offer necessary training to the youth to get jobs abroad.

Welcoming the plan of new draft policy on skill development, Nayini said it will help youth get jobs and eliminate poverty in the state. “This is the time for us to encourage youth to get complete knowledge and skill to suit to the changing needs of companies diversified into various sectors”, the minister said and instructed the officials to give priority to skill development training at school level. The State Government will try to get funds from the Centre to boost skill development training, he averred. 

Planning Board Vice-President S Niranjan Reddy said Telangana is going to come up with first of its kind draft policy on the skill development training. He said standards should be maintained at training level by efficient teachers and certificates be given through recognized institutions. 

“Respect to work, focus on work culture and efforts to increase personal skills are priority areas that need focus. The government has to see that those who can work should get a chance to work and earn their livelihood. An in-depth study is needed on skill development draft policy”, he added. 

Advisor to the government Papa Rao said the planning wing as nodal agency will hold a meeting with CII on the draft policy. Principal Secretary M G Gopal said skill development training would be conducted on pilot basis and expand it later.

BP Acharya, Principal Secretary, Planning, said Telangana State has 2.2 crore people in the age group of 15 to 59 years and 1.51 crore youth are seeking work and readily available. Some 50.9 lakh manpower was needed in the State from 2012 to 2022 and skill development training policy will help rapid industrial growth and increase in productivity, he added.

-NSS

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