Asserting that the initiative of various companies to extend their cooperation to the Government for upgradation of skill in the state in the long run will help to boost technical education in the State, the Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant said the Central Government under Skill India programne have implemented three PMKY schemes and set a objective of to skill about 40 crores people in the country.
The Chief Minister was speaking at a function organized by The Directorate of Technical Education to commemorate World Youth Skill Day 2021 at Porvorim today.
Chief Minister appreciated the endeavour by Shri Subhash Shirodkar through his engineering College to promote technical education in the State. He appreciated the Department of Technical Education for arranging this programme within a short span of time.
The step to start Robotic and Codding education in Goa has a vision of future due to which we are previledged to be the first State in the country. There is need of skilled manpower and the Government through its various institutions have started upgradation of skill. The Government declared DG gift scheme for the rural students belonging to economic back grounds. We have done provision for skill development in the state and take ahead skill India mission said Dr Sawant.
Chairman of Indian Councill of Technical Education Shri Anil Sahastrabuddhe in his key note address appreciated the initiative of the Government under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Dr Pramod towards the promotion of technical education in the State. He said with regards to skill development, South Korea is ahead whose 90% percent population is skilled. We need awareness about technical education in the society. Our educational institutions have an important role to play. The Central Government have created Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship with an aim to make our youth skilked. Skill is must for sectors of mechanical, aeronautical, pharmaceutical etc. We have to undertake innovative measures to enhance technical education, for which provision of 100 crores have been made in budget by the Goa Goverment which will yield good result in the years ahead, he reiterated.
Shri Subhash Shirodkar MLA and Chairman of Raireshwar College of Engineering Shiroda addressing said the endeavour of the Goverment is to provide impetus and promote technical education, to open the window of technical education for all students in Goa.
He said he is aiming to ensure that technical education reach rural areas and added ways are explored in this direction. There are brilliant students right from Pernem to Canacona and Sanguem to Sattari are in search of opportunity to avail technical education.Technical education have importance without which development is not possible he added.
Letters of appointments in different companies from the sector of Pharmaceuticals, Ship Building, Mechanical etc. were handed over to students from various Engineering Colleges of Goa.
Under Chief Minister apprenticeship Scheme programme MOUs were exchanged between 12 reputed firms on the ocassion.
Five best ITI instructors awards in different deciplines were also presented. The recipient of awards were shri Narayan Salgaonkar in Electrician trade, Shri Vinod Satkalkar in Fitter trade, Ms Lerna Parab in Computer operation, Shri Shambhurao Harmalkar in Stenography and Secretarial Practice and in Electrician trade Shri Premanand Naik.
Director of Technical Education Shri Vivek Kamat, Director Dept. of Skill Development Shri Dipak Desai,HR Manager GSL Shri Manoranjan Khuntiya HRs from various companies, HODs from various Engineering Colleges and others attended the function.
Shri Govind Bhagat and Ms Pallavi Samant jointly compered the function while Shri Narayan Navti, MD GHRDC proposed the vote of thanks.