Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that skill upgradation of youths of the state is necessary in the field of future technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Electrical Vehicles. Also, in view of the ongoing development and construction works at the village level, there is a need for Mason, Plumber, Electrician, Solar Pump Technician etc. in the rural area. It is necessary to train rural youths in these areas.
The Centre for Research and Industrial Staff Performance (CRISP) should make serious efforts in this direction. These activities are helpful in creating employment opportunities in the state and building a self-reliant Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Chouhan was addressing the general meeting of Centre for Research and Industrial Staff Performance (CRISP).
Sports and Youth Welfare, Technical Education, Skill Development and Employment Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Omprakash Sakhlecha, Minister of State for School Education (Independent Charge) Inder Singh Parmar, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Vice Chancellor of RGPV Sunil Gupta and Managing Director of Crisp Shrikant Patil were present in the meeting held at the residence office under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Chouhan.
It was informed in the meeting that a tie-up is being done with Microsoft for training of youth in the field of futuristic technology like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Along with this, a Centre of Excellence will be established in association with Volvo Company for training in the field of Electrical Vehicles. Students seeking employment in these areas will be provided training for 3 to 6 months from skill development centres. The target is to provide training to 4000 trainees every year.
CRISP organisation will start rural entrepreneur programme to provide self-employment to the rural youth of the state. In this, training will be given to four youths each in 22 thousand 800 panchayats. This training will focus on capacity building of Mason, Electrician, Welder, Auto Service, Solar Pump Technician. 91 thousand 200 rural entrepreneurs will be prepared in the state.
The Chief Minister gave his consent to upgrade the existing laboratories, equipment and facilities to create skilled human resource. Along with this, consent was given to develop ITI of Labour Department at par with the level of Skill Trainers Academy of ‘L&T’ located in Mumbai. In the meeting of the General Assembly, the proposal for starting satellite centres at Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur and Betul was also approved. Chief Minister Chouhan said that satellite centres are useful for training rural entrepreneurs. Initially satellite centres should be developed as model centres in two districts. After that the activity should be expanded.
It was informed in the meeting that CRISP organisation is working in the fields of quality education, economic development to achieve sustainable development goals and local for vocal in the building of self-reliant Madhya Pradesh and in the fields of capacity building, livelihood, skill development, entrepreneurship development and employment generation to achieve goals of Skill India Mission. Information about the activities related to providing vocational training to school students in the National Education Policy 2020 was also given.