The Government of India has been promoting the ‘Skill India’ concept so that numerous youngsters become skill ready and undertake jobs in diverse sectors. This year, the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) launched the ‘Technology Centre Systems Programme (TCSP)’. Under this programme, the government intends to set up 15 new Technology Centres (TCs) and upgrade its existing TCs i.e. 18 (Autonomous Bodies) under the Ministry, at an estimated cost of Rs 2,200 crore. The existing TCs have been providing technological support as well as skilled manpower to industries since the past few decades. Hence, the present programme is expected to enhance access to cutting edge technologies and skilled manpower by the industries, thereby making them globally competitive.
This is not all! The corporate sector also understands the importance of skill development. For instance, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, India’s largest passenger vehicle maker, has recently announced that it will set up Automobile Skill Enhancement Centres (ASECs) across 15 Government run ITIs, across 11 states, in the coming months. These ASECs will be part of the company’s skill development initiative under its corporate social responsibility. The firm is expected to spend Rs 60 million for the creation of these centres and around 600 students will benefit from these ASECs, annually.
Siemens Industry Software India Pvt. Ltd, 100% owned subsidiary of Siemens PLM Software, USA, has also signed a MoU with the Government Tool Room and Training Center (GTTC), Government of Karnataka and DesignTech Systems Ltd to establish four Centers of Excellence across Karnataka. The partnership paves the way for a world-class integrated skill development infrastructure and benchmarked technical education curriculum with core focus on Industry 4.0, Automation, Mechatronics and Internet of Things (IOT) infrastructure. The four COEs will address diverse industry segments like automotive, industrial machinery, industrial automation, renewable energy and aerospace and defense.
The partnership aims to train students on relevant industry processes and help create industry-ready trained personnel. This industry-readiness and relevance of skills is expected to foster further industrial development in the state of Karnataka.
With so much happening in the industry, India is keen on becoming globally competitive and making its mark on the global stage!