June 7, 2017 … Directorate of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in collaboration with Directorate General of Training, M/o.SD&E, GoI, Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training (Western Regional), Mumbai organised an ‘Apprenticeship & NAPS Awareness Workshop’ today at Kala Academy, Campal. Secretary-Labour and Employment Smt. Padma Jaiswal, IAS was the Chief Guest for the function.

          Shri Nitin Kunkaliekar, Secretary-Industries Shri. Sudhir Mahajan IAS, Executive Director-Sports Shri. Govind Jaiswal IAS, Chairman of AII Shri Atreya Sawant, Shri. Rajkumar Kamat, Shri. S. Harinath Babu and Director of Skill Development Shri Alexio D’Costa were also present on the occasion.

          Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Jaiswal said that without skill development the education will not be able to translate into the employment figures in the country. “The government has taken various initiatives for increasing skills proportion, development and population. With coming of National Skill Development Council chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is monitoring the projects and progress of younger generation. A lot of funds have been given to this department.

          It is up to the youth how much skill they acquire and overcome challenges. This workshop will resolve all the challenges and misconception pertaining to this field. The skill gap is prevalent and workshop is built to sort this issue too,” she said.     

          Shri Nitin Kunkaliekar also spoke on the occasion. Shri. Alexio D’Costa welcomed while Shri J.J. Caldeira proposed vote of thanks. The program was attended by students and teachers from various ITI.


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