Chennai, Dec 10 : The Tamil Nadu Government's measure to meet skill demand by imparting training to the underprivileged would help achieve higher economic growth, Governor Dr K Rosaiah said today.
Speaking after launching the Skill India Partner Program (SIPP) of Laurus Edutech here, he lauded the steps taken by the state government to overcome the growing skills crisis. He said the initiatives to create skilled people through concerted efforts were laudable. "Its vision to confer minimal skills to people in the bottom of the pyramid and making them suitable for entry level jobs in various sectors will lead to higher economic growth", he added. "Changing global scenario and rapid industrialisation have made skills development the need of the hour to cope up with the latest trends.
'Programs like SIPP is an ideal approach as the skilled resources will be aligned to the industry requirements to meet the growing gap", he added. SIPP was developed by the city-based skill development company Laurus Edutech in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to impart skills to 15 crore people of the national target of training 50 crore people. The Governor also distributed awards to students of the Laurus Edutech for whom the Skill Development has made a complete transformation to their lives.
NSDC was formed as a PPP initiative of the Union Government and the Industry and has over 60 approved training partners who have trained over 2.6 lakh students and about 16 sector skills councils. Laurus Edutech as an NSDC Partner, would be setting up over 540 centres and 330 them would be in association with SIPP and the industry. Across these 540 centres, Laurus Edutech would be training over 11 lakh students in the next 10 years.
Speaking on the occasion, Laurus Edutuch Managing Director Srinivas Rao Cheedella said SIPP has been designed as a format to allow a complete flexibility where an Industry Partner or Laurus Edutech operates the centre.