Special Report :Deepak Sharma

Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia inaugurated the 8th World Class Skill Centre at ITI Campus, Jail Road, New Delhi. In collaboration with Sun Foundation, the World Class Skill Centre aims at upskilling and reskilling students, to gain rightful employment and cater to demands of the market.

Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said “It’s our dream to provide education and skill to every child. World Class Skill Centre is an important step in that direction. Delhi students will get skilled and will contribute towards nation’s progress.”

Shri Sisodia further said “There is demand in the market. Delhi Government did a survey on the number of people who got a job in these current times after losing jobs due to the lockdown. You will be astonished to know that most people who attained jobs in these times have been people who completed skill training courses. They have been able to attain such jobs because of their upskilling efforts.”

Deputy CM Shri Sisodia said that we are starting the eighth World Class Skill Centre in Delhi. The first centre was started in 2015 in collaboration with Singapore government. Within a year, we saw tremendous results from the centre. Students from the centre secured much better placements compared to Delhi University colleges because there was a clear demand about skills in the job market. Deputy CM Shri Sisodia said that only those individuals could secure a job after the pandemic who had certain skills. That’s why Delhi government want to skill every student through World Class Skill Centres. He emphasised that skilling is the only way to tackle the problem of unemployment. He said “Every year there are 2.5 lakh students who graduate from schools in Delhi. Around 50% students get admitted in colleges and universities, and they are able to pursue higher education. What happens to the rest? Delhi government plans to train all of them so that they can use their skills to achieve something in their lives.”

Shri Sisodia further encouraged students to think of the World Class Skill Centre as a ladder into the world and its bright possibilities. “World Class Skill Centre is a ladder, not the final destination. You can graduate from here having gained some knowledge that you may or may not use in reality or you can or you can reach for the skies by applying what you learned for six months. The choice is yours” said Sisodia.

10 courses have been introduced in the newly established World Class Skill Centre. These courses can be accessed by students from 8th grade onwards until they reach their graduation. These courses are aligned with the National Skills Qualification Framework and accredited by National Skill Development Agency.

The Centre has been set up in accordance with international standards to train students for domestic and global demand.Admission to enroll into courses has already begun. Students can opt for skill training in Electronics and Hardware, Healthcare, Beauty and Wellness, Media and Entertainment, IT, Furniture and Fittings etc. Soft skills and personality development will also be taught to all students enrolled in these courses. Students will also receive state of the art facilities in the WCSC along with excellent placement opportunities in esteemed firms looking to hire fashion designers, beauty therapists, web developers, data entry operators, graphic designers etc

The Delhi Government is committed to the growth of its youth and its endeavors towards upskilling and reskilling can be seen through various projects like establishing 25 such World Class Skill Centres and laying the foundation of the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University in Dwarka.


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