Bhubaneswar: Under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, NUA (Nutana Unnata Abhilasha) Odisha is taking significant strides in transforming the skilling landscape for the youth of Odisha.
In a momentous event held here today, several initiatives were launched in the presence of Skill Development and Technical Education Minister Pritiranjan Gharai, showcasing the commitment to strengthen the Skilled In Odisha brand.
The program commenced with a welcome address by Usha Padhee, Principal Secretary, Skill Development and Technical Education (SD&TE) Department, where she eloquently set the strategic roadmap of NUA Odisha as it is filled with demographic dividend for all categories.
The Minister said today ‘Skilled In Odisha’ has become a global brand. With wide opportunities in Digital skilling and emphasis on skilling at the doorstep with NUA Odisha the youth will be empowered with employability.
Among several initiatives, a ground-breaking memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed with the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), enabling ITI students to obtain their 12th class certificates.
Over 20,000 ITI students annually will receive 12th class certificates, opening new avenues for higher education and boosting their employability. New Age Skilling Launch of innovative skilling programs designed to equip youth with the skills demanded by the evolving job market.
NUA Odisha has entered a partnership with Nasscom to provide digital skilling opportunities, aligning with the demands of the modern tech-driven world. The aim is to provide e-skilling opportunities for 1 lakh youths annually, with online courses curated in collaboration with industry leaders such as Microsoft, Coursera, and more.
The State Government’s commitment extends to the grassroots with the launch of decentralized skilling programs in 30 districts, bringing skill development to the doorsteps of local youth throughout the year via district skill centers.
In the upskilling initiatives, more than 5,000 ITI students will be upskilled in new-age trades through short-term courses, augmenting their skills and enhancing employability. Empowering women with WSC Shakti aims to create women leaders through executive MBA programs and establish centers of excellence for girl students.
NUA Odisha is dedicated to creating a skilled and empowered youth force, ready to face the challenges and opportunities of the future.