Published on: July 21, 2022

‘ONE DISTRICT-ONE SKILL’ PROGRAMME

‘ONE DISTRICT-ONE SKILL’ PROGRAMME

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Burnley Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai launched ‘one district-one skill’ programme aimed at rejuvenating the traditional skills practiced in Karnataka as part of World Youth Skills Day event.

Highlights:

  • The event was organised by the Karnataka Skill Development Corporation.
  • The corporation has identified various traditional arts and skills of every district in the State and this programme is designed for technological upgradation and design intervention of these special skills.
  • As part of this programme, around 100 skilled persons will be trained in each district for entrepreneurship, market linkages and technological up gradation.
  • The Chief Minister also launched e-Kaushalya programme, a free-of-cost learning management programme for graduates from engineering, BCA and management.
  • This programme has been designed as a finishing school concept for teaching various future skills like Internet of things (IoT), Robotics, Cyber and Data security etc. After self-learning, the students will also be provided a virtual lab platform for testing their knowledge.
  • During the programme, the Karnataka Skill Development Corporation along with Backwards classes department announced a special “Amruta Munnade Yojane” to provide Skill Development Training through short term courses in Government Institutions like ITI’s, GTTC’s, KGTTI for 25,000 youth of backward classes for imparting skill training and making them employable.
  • The Karnataka Skill Development Corporation has entered into a MoU with Microsoft for offering Microsoft certified courses for our students which will be completely free of cost.

World Youth Skills Day

  • In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. Since then, World Youth Skills Day has provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organizations, policy-makers and development partners.
  • World Youth Skills Day 2022 took place amid concerted efforts towards socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that are interconnected with challenges such as climate change, conflict, persisting poverty, rising inequality, rapid technological change, demographic transition and others.