Mekapati Goutham Reddy: Mekapati wants industry biggies to join hands with AP to set up skill development colleges | Amaravati News

AMARAVATI: In his bid to secure support from the top industries in setting up the skill development university and colleges in Andhra Pradesh, industries minister Gautham Reddy held discussions with several top officials of NTPC, ITDC, SAIL and BHEL in New Delhi on Wednesday.
He requested the top firms to join hands with the state government to train the youth of the state. He wanted them to join as stakeholders in setting up the industry-specific skill development colleges.
Gautham Reddy met Sail chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhury and requested him to extend support in setting up skill development college in the state. He explained that state government has been implementing multiple skill development programmes aimed at students in schools, colleges, dropouts and unemployed and decided to develop industry friendly eco-system by supporting them with skilled workforce.
“In this connection, CM Jagan has proposed to establish Skill Development University and at least 25 skill development colleges by involving PSU, corporates and industries as key stakeholders,” said Gautham Reddy.
He said that higher education, skill development and training and industries departments have joined hands to identify industry-driven job roles, courses and curriculum.
“We wanted to take industries on board as key stakeholders in this project as they would be imparting finishing skill courses along with the regular curriculum for the students and to absorb the trained candidate,” said Gautham Reddy.
He urged the SAIL CMD to extend support through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds for the benefit of young populace belonging to newly-formed Andhra Pradesh state. He also met ITDC managing director Kamalavardhan Rao and submitted a detailed presentation on the issue. The minister also met NTPC MD Gurudeep Singh.

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