Amaravati: Industry minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy urged the Union Government to support the institutional infrastructure of the steel and related sectors through Skill Colleges. On Wednesday, he addressed a conference organised by India Limited's Steel Authority (SAIL) in New Delhi. He said that through the schemes of central and state governments, AP has introduced several skill development programmes targeting students in schools, colleges, dropouts and unemployed.
Mekapati added that by providing them with qualified labour force, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has agreed to develop an industry-friendly eco system. In this context, by involving PSU, corporates, industries as key stakeholders, it is proposed to create Skill University at apex levels and 30 constituent skills colleges across AP.
Departments of higher education, skill creation & training and industries have joined forces to define industry-driven job positions, courses, and curriculum, he added. In addition, industries are considered to be key stakeholders in this initiative, as they would provide the students with finishing skills courses along with the standard curriculum, and absorb the qualified candidates.
The proposed state skill ecosystem would develop in collaboration with the central ministries and strive to achieve the Skill India project envisaged by India's prime minister, he added. Goutham Reddy asked the SAIL to endorse these things for the good of the newly established state's young populace.