With the sup­port of Min­istries, Skill In­dia to train 14 lakh can­di­dates by 2025

Business Sphere - - SKILL INDIA - By Our Correspondent

Re­it­er­at­ing the strength and suc­cess of cur­rent in­cum­bent gov­ern­ment’s One In­dia Team and show­cas­ing seam­less con­ver­gence and cross or­ga­ni­za­tional col­lab­o­ra­tion, the Min­istry of Skill De­vel­op­ment & En­trepreneur­ship (MSDE), jointly with the Min­istry of Health and Fam­ily Wel­fare ( MoHFW) and Min­istry of Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment part­nered with each other and signed a MoU with Indira Gandhi Open Univer­sity (IGNOU) to make youth more em­ploy­able in the health­care sec­tor and find op­por­tu­ni­ties of em­ploy­ment with ease. The Min­istry of Health and Fam­ily Wel­fare had iden­ti­fied var­i­ous crit­i­cal the­matic ar­eas for train­ing and stan­dard­ized course cur­ricu­lum for ten short term cour­ses per­tain­ing to health sec­tor, which were for­mally re­leased un­der the Skill for Life, Save a Life ini­tia­tive, jointly with MSDE. The com­bined ob­jec­tive un­der this MoU is to scale up the health pro­grams to cre­ate trained per­son­nel in health­care sec­tor spe­cially in the pre­ven­tive and ter­tiary care seg­ment; and to set up a ded­i­cated cell for de­vel­op­ing, im­ple­ment­ing and cer­ti­fy­ing the skill­based pro­grams at IGNOU. MSDE will sup­port this part­ner­ship with IGNOU to scale up the short­term health­care cour­ses through its avail­able ro­bust plat­form; with a clear fo­cus on prac­ti­cal train­ing and qual­ity out­come. With an aim to take this fur­ther deep in the dis­tricts and vil­lages and scale up per the stan­dards, MoHFW is thus sign­ing an MoU with IGNOU, which is one of the largest Uni­ver­si­ties with long­stand­ing ca­pac­ity to train can­di­dates, mech­a­nisms and sys­tems to reach out to masses, of­fer­ing dis­tance as well as con­tact classes in the most cost-ef­fec­tive mode. Dhar­men­dra Prad­han, Min­is­ter for MSDE, said, “The vi­sion of our Hon’ble Prime Min­is­ter of Ayush­man Bharat will only be pos­si­ble through the cre­ation of a large qual­i­fied, skilled and com­pe­tent health­care work­force.” Speak­ing at the event, Prakash Javadekar, Min­is­ter, MoHRD said, “our coun­try needs more of such pro­fes­sion­als who can take care of the aged and the needy. This is not only an op­por­tu­nity for the youth to ex­plore op­por­tu­ni­ties of em­ploy­ment in but is a great ser­vice to mankind.” Ad­dress­ing at the MoU sign­ing cer­e­mony, J P Nadda, HfHW, “Skill de­vel­op­ment will form the fu­ture roadmap for our nation’s growth and well-be­ing. We have be­gun our pi­lot with 10 cour­ses and we are cer­tain that we will very soon align with the re­main­ing job roles as well to the Na­tional Skill Qual­i­fi­ca­tion Frame­work un­der Skill In­dia. We have a heavy fo­cus on well­ness along with health­care.” Cour­ses are planned to be im­ple­mented un­der this MoU are – Gen­eral Duty As­sis­tant, Ge­ri­atric Care As­sis­tant, Ph­le­botomist, Home Health Aide, Di­a­betes Ed­u­ca­tor, Di­etetic Aide, EMT-Ba­sic, Dis­pens­ing Op­ti­cian/ VT, Med­i­cal Equip­ment Tech­nol­ogy As­sis­tant and San­i­tary Health In­spec­tor.

Prakash Javadekar, Min­is­ter, MoHRD

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