To ensure that the industry gets workforce under the Central Government's 'Make in India' initiative, the National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) will train 17,000 people this year.
"Our target for this year is to have 4,000 passouts under our skill development programmes which are for at least a month. We will train another 13,000 unqualified people for jobs like tailoring etc," Suresh Karmali, general manager, NSIC's technical service centre told reporters in Kolkata. He said in the first quarter of this financial year they have already helped around 730 people to become entrepreneurs in various fields.
As part of the Centre's 'Make in India' and 'Skill India' programmes, NSIC was focusing more on skill development as professionals were needed in various sectors.
According to PTI, NSIC, which has tie-ups with 51 engineering colleges across India, has signed an MoU with private engineering college Gargi Memorial Institute of Technology (GMIT).
"We have 51 tie-ups, but this is our first MoU with an engineering college. Our motto is to make the students competitive according to the requirements of the industry. We will give them hands-on training in the fields of mechanical, electronics and electrical engineering," Karmali added.
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