5 Skill development Colleges for youth coming up: Minister Mekapati Gautam Reddy


IT and Commerce Minister Mekapati Gautam Reddy said that 5 skill Development colleges will be formally launched in October this year during review meeting conducted via video conference with officials from the Department of Skill Development and Training here today.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy will formally inaugurate 5 skills development colleges in Kadapa, Eluru, Ongole, Anantapur and Nellore districts on Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October to spread the value of education to the world.

He directed the authorities to prepare for the opening of another 25 skill development colleges in January next year in remaining districts of Andhra Pradesh. It was also announced that a ‘Project Monitoring Unit’ would be set up to monitor 30 colleges. He said that 5 colleges, which will start in October, have been completed and are currently undergoing final touches to the designs and layouts of the colleges.

The upcoming colleges in the state will be at par with Centurion Skill University standards. It was revealed that a special team of architects will also be touring to look into the affairs of the Skill College structures and sites. To avoid financial difficulties, the minister was told to lay more emphasis on the creation of Corporate Social Responsibility funds. For this, the Minister said, we will be organising a High Network Industries Virtual Meeting on skill related courses very soon and curricula would be set up soon.

The new courses will be approved after discussions with top companies’ experts and academics on priority areas. “We have already studied 20 courses that will provide future employment opportunities to the youth in key sectors. We will conduct training classes under the auspices of the Indian School of Business for training, world class skills development which will create employment at a higher level. He said the department was also ready to conduct a survey on the courses and human resources required for the industries. The minister revealed that the survey is likely to be launched through the app soon.

The meeting was attended by G. Anantharamu, Special Secretary, Skill Development Training Department, Lavanyaveni, Director, Employment and Training, Challa Madhusudan Reddy, Chairman, Skills Development Institute, Arja Srikanth, MD, CEO, APSSDC, and Executive Directors.

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