Home Minister Nayini Narsimha Reddy today stressed the need for offering skill development training to Telangana youth 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 that discussed modalities, the Home Minister asked the officials to identify the sectors that need manpower and offer necessary training to our youth to get jobs abroad. Welcoming the plan of new draft policy on skill development, the Home Minister 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. The new policy will bring good name to the State, he 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 the new State is going to come up with first of its kind draft policy on the skill development training. He hoped that the policy would bring name to the State across India and will help provide more employment opportunities. As part of corporate social responsibility, industries and corporate companies are spending huge money and proper use of the same will reap in benefits, he said. Niranjan Reddy 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 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 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)