Guwahati| Government of Assam has signed an MoU with ITE Education Services, Singapore whereby a Skill City will be established in Assam.
State’s Skill, Employment & Entrepreneurship Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said team from the Department of Skill, Employment & Entrepreneurship recently visited Singapore in this regard.
The Skill City will be a centre of excellence where different schools of trade will be introduced to cater to the students from Assam and North East.
“Skill training on housekeeping, chef, bakery & confectionery etc. will be provided by faculty members of ITE Education Services, Singapore and they will visit Assam on 13 February next to share their views and vision with the Government of Assam,” said the Minister.
The Skill Centre will have school on creativity and designing where government is contemplating of roping in faculty members from Japan to provide training on graphic designing, film making and animation & video games.
It will have additional schools on driving & automobile and floriculture where government is planning to bring in faculties from South Korea and Taiwan respectively. Besides, the Skill City will have schools on innovation (multi-sectoral skill training) and electronics too.
The Minister added that career counselling centres will be set up in all districts in the existing Employment Exchange offices to meet the queries of the educated unemployed youth of Assam. In a bid to modernize the Employment Exchanges, online registration is also being introduced.
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