Skill development institute opened in Guwahati

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By Naresh Mitra

GUWAHATI: Assam has got a dedicated institute for imparting skill development training to the youth in the state.

Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union petroleum and skill development minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday dedicated the Skill Development Institute, Guwahati to the nation.

The institute has been set up at Uttar Phulung in North Guwahati.

The institute has been set up by Oil India Limited as per the directive of ministry of petroleum and natural gas in line with similar skill development institutes established by other major oil and gas sector PSUs in other parts of the country. The aim of the institutes is to cater to the skill development requirement for need the youths of northeast and enhance their employability in hydrocarbon as well as other sectors.

Initially industrial electrician (Oil & Gas) and industrial welder (Oil & Gas) courses have been adopted in the Institute, which are listed in National Qualification Registrar under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

State health, education and finance ministe Himanta Biswa Sarma, industry minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, MPs Bijoya Chakraborty and Ramen Deka among other dignitaries were present at the event.
Sonowal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Skill India” Mission in 2015 with an aim to produce skilled work force in the country.
The chief minister asked oil companies to play an important role in drawing foreign companies for investment in the state and for their participation during the Global Business Summit slated on February 3 and 4.
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