Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship visited the National Vocational Training Institute for Women, Noida, to have a hands-on experience of the functioning and discuss measures for quantitative and qualitative improvements of the premier training institute of the country, involved in skilling women.
THe Minister discussed the administrative and academic issues of the institute and contemplated on leveraging the enormous infrastructural resources available in a more efficient manner. He expressed his concern over the underutilisation of resources and suggested that the institute should make efforts towards increasing students’ intake in Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) and Craftsmen Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) courses being run by the Directorate of Training through its Central and Regional Institutes across the country.
He further advised the institute to explore partnerships and synergies with other institutes involved in skilling and to exploit available skilling ecosystem to its best output. He also stressed on facilitating the entrepreneurship-enabled environment to students who are interested in self employment post training.
He also directed his officers in the Ministry to undertake a study to assess the requirements and issues existing with the Central Training Institutes and create a framework to upscale the skill development initiatives in these organisations.