Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State(IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State (IC) for Petroleum & Natural Gas today inaugurated Multi Skill Development Centre at NTPC Talcher Kaniha, Odisha in presence of Shri Sanjay Kumar Das Burma, Minister of State, Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Employment and Technical Education & Training,Govt of Odisha ,Shri A K Jha ,CMD,NTPC Limited and Shri U P Pani,Director (HR)."The multi-skill development centre is a long standing requirement of Odisha. This Centre will provide skill training in different trades keeping in view the requirement of local industries," Shri Goyal said, adding that the centre would be funded by the central government.NTPC is supporting the skills development initiative of the Government of India, in line with SKILL INDIA MISSION, by partnering with the Central and State governments to improve the availability and quality of skilled workforce by upgrading/ transforming infrastructure and the quality of vocational education in the country in order to make it demand driven and ensure better employability of the skilled youth.
Talcher Kaniha in Angul District of Odisha state is one of the locations that have been identified to establish a Multi Skill Centre in collaboration with Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The Multi Skill Centre is being set up with the objective to prepare the people of this backward region/ area more skillful, industry ready so that they can earn their livelihood in a better way and live with their dignified life in the society. NSDC and its training partner M/S GRAS Education and Training Services Private Limited (“GRAS Academy”), will setup a Multi-Skill Centre at Talcher to provide skill training to youths and women belonging to the Angul district and other parts of the state of Odisha.
The NTPC-Talcher unit has provided the space/ building to NSDC to setup a Multi Skill Centre. The NSDC & its Training Partner will setup classrooms and computer lab, etc with all required machinery & equipments, trainers, etc required to impart training in courses that are recognized by National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF).