Yogi Government’s big initiative with Tata Group to enhance the skills of youth

Lucknow :  Uttar Pradesh’s Skill Development department is ushering in a new era where the youth will not only be skilled, but also will be made fit for modern-day industry demands, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

To upgrade our youth according to Industry 4.0, the Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath signed an Memorandum of Association (MoA) of over Rs 5,000 crores with Tata Technologies to upgrade 150 ITIs in the state.

With this MoA, a new platform will be available to enhance the skills of the youth of the state.

The CM on the occasion said that this MoA will not only help in skill development of the youth of the state, but will also prove to be helpful in taking forward the programs of Tata Technologies.

Calling upon the youth, CM Yogi said that they must upgrade their skills with time. “In the rapidly changing world, there have been extensive changes at the technical level, but the ITIs of the state were not upgraded. If we do not keep up with the new technology, we will definitely fall behind. Moving with the times, we also have to join training programs related to new technology, so the state government is signing an MoA amounting to Rs 5472 crore with Tata Technologies today,” he emphasised.

The CM continued that the laboratories and equipment of our ITIs will be upgraded, as well as good trainers from Tata Technologies will also be available to the ITIs of the state. With this, along with training 35,000 youths every year, they will be able to get jobs in prestigious institutions of Tata and abroad.

It is worth mentioning that 87 percent of the cost of the entire project will be borne by Tata Technology Limited and 12 percent by the state government.

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Warren Harris, CEO of Tata Technologies said, “I am fortunate that I got the opportunity to come to Uttar Pradesh. Being an engineering and technology company, the focus of our company is to make the youth here better in this field,” he said.

He added that under the MoA signed, 150 ITIs will be upgraded in UP. “Along with this, we will run 11 new age long term trades and 23 new short term courses on behalf of our company in these ITIs. Our aim is to develop the skills of the youth here and connect them with employment,” he said.

Under the Department of Vocational Education and Skill Development, a total of 305 Government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) are operating in the state, in which a total of 72 vocational trainings of various types are being conducted. According to the demand of Industry 4.0 proposals, the need to modernize the state industrial training institutes has been mentioned. With innovation, things like robotics and internet have become the need of the day. This is currently being defined as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). The Yogi government is prioritising fulfilling the needs of the industry and preparing the youth for this. Efforts are being made for this at many levels. The government is making efforts to make the youth of UP skilled on a large scale.

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