Five Skill development centres in Punjab to be fully functional by July to empower 2000 students

Seeing the popularity of Skill development centres pan India, five Multi Skill Development Centres (MSDCs), to train and empower 1500 to 2000 students every year, would be fully constructed and running by july.

Prakash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab directed the authorities to complete the centres by June so that the maiden skill training sessions may commence from July. These skill centres are being constructed in Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Bathinda.

Punjab Skill Development Mission has been entrusted with the task of running these centres. For this, the mission aims to partner with prominent companies and industrial groups to provide best skill training to youth according to needs of the local industry.

These centres are being built at a cost of Rs 60 crore and have been provided with hostels, where 500 students can be accommodated.