Punjab ties with UK, Canada for skill centres

Punjab ties with UK, Canada for skill centres

TPE Correspondent

Chandigarh, December 7

Punjab Government has tied up with Canadian states and UK to set up skill centres in the state under joint ventures as part of a project set to be launched next year.

Punjab Technical Education & Employment Generation Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, while addressing a special session on ‘Mera Hunar Meri Shan’ during the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit here today at ISB Campus.

Minister disclosed that international players were joining hands with the state government to set up skill centres to provide skill training to youth as per the needs of the Global Industry. He said that in this joint venture, the foreign players would be the training facilitators and Punjab government would provide infrastructure.

This project would be launched in the year 2020 and the Punjab Government had already signed an agreement in this regard with Canadian states and UK, he added.

There is a big shortage of skilled manpower across the globe and Punjab has the potential to meet this shortage by providing quality, demand-driven skilled manpower to the global Industry as per their needs, said Channi/

Minister invited industrial houses to set up skill centres and Centres of Excellence within their industrial units in the State to provide demand-driven skill training. He said that with this collaboration the Industry would get quality skilled manpower and the training fee of the students would be paid by the Government.

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