This is a step towards empowering women and making them job ready.
Skill development is the need of the hour. At the same time, the country is focussed on women’s empowerment and training. Taking a step forward in the direction of skilling the women in the workforce, the state of Telangana is opening a Regional Vocational Training Institute, in Hyderabad. The foundation stone for the institute was laid down by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.
The institute will train about 1000 women every year, once it is constructed and functional. It will provide vocational training to 480 women annually, in regular courses under the Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) and Craft Instructor’s Training Scheme (CITS). An additional 480 women will be trained under various short-term courses in skill areas, which have high market demand.
The courses that will run in this institute are—fashion design & technology, architectural assistantship, cosmetology, front office assistant, secretarial practice (English), food and beverages service assistant.
A total of Rs 19,95,90,000 has been approved for the construction of the RVTI building and campus.
Laying the foundation stone of RVTI Hyderabad, Venkaiah Naidu, said, “Setting up of RVTI in Hyderabad is one defining step towards women empowerment. It is the duty of all government bodies, including gram panchayats, to do everything possible to empower women in the society. I would like to congratulate and extend my best wishes to the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship for such a great job. Through skill development, we will not only empower our own country and its industries but also contribute to economies across the world. There is a huge demand for skilled workforce world over and it is right that we reap our demographic dividend and bridge this demand supply gap.”
We know that the country lacks a skilled workforce and there is a shortage of quality teachers and institutes. With this initiative, India will get one more institute to train and skill women in the country.
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) are going to open a Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) in every district of India. The Vice President e-inaugurated and launched training at five PMKKs, located in Etah (Uttar Pradesh), Phulpur (Uttar Pradesh), Singrauli (Madhya Pradesh), Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) and Dhar (Madhya Pradesh).
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Naini Narsimha Reddy, Minister of Home, Labour & Employment said, “I am confident that RVTI Hyderabad will contribute extensively to the empowerment of women students that we have here, by making them more employable and job ready for the national and internal markets. Telangana has a huge potential in its workforce and skill development will give them the right direction in their careers.”